Description: Trailing herbs or subshrubs.
Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate [or 3-or 5-foliolate]; stipulate and stipellate.
Inflorescences axillary racemes or clusters; bracts minute; bracteoles absent. Calyx teeth shorter than tube, upper 2 united. Standard ± circular, wings falcate, keel shorter than wings. Stamens diadelphous; anthers alternately long and basifixed, short and versatile. Ovary many-ovuled; style incurved, attenuate, not bearded.
Pod oblong, compressed or cylindrical, dehiscent; seeds arillate.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 or 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except N.T.
Text by C. Gardner
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaves 1-foliolate.||Hardenbergia violacea|
|Leaves 3-foliolate, or sometimes 5-foliolate.||Hardenbergia comptoniana|