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Genus Hardenbergia Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

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.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 or 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: all States except N.T.

Text by C. Gardner
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Leaves 1-foliolate.Hardenbergia violacea
Leaves 3-foliolate, or sometimes 5-foliolate.Hardenbergia comptoniana

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