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Genus Viminaria Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

Description: Shrubs with rush-like branches.

Leaves alternate; usually reduced to filiform petioles; stipules small.

Flowers in racemes terminal or in the upper axils; bracts scarious; bracteoles absent. Calyx teeth short, ± equal. Petals clawed; standard circular; wings oblong; keel slightly curved. Stamens free. Ovary glabrous, ± sessile, style filiform with a small terminal stigma; ovules 2.

Pod obovoid, obliquely beaked, sessile, indehiscent; seeds usually solitary with an small annular aril.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.

Text by B. Wiecek
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Viminaria juncea

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