Common Name: Native Wisteria
Description: Woody climbers.
Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate; stipules and stipels present, mostly caducous.
Inflorescences terminal, paniculate, often leafy; bracts and bracteoles solitary, caducous. Calyx tube broad, truncate or shortly toothed. Standard orbicular. Stamens diadelphous; anthers uniform. Style inflexed.
Pods woody, inflated, cylindrical, ± constricted between seeds; seeds 1–8, globose, reniform or ovoid, arillate.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 spp., New Guinea, New Caledonia, Pacific, Australia. Australia: 3 spp. (2 spp. endemic), Qld, N.S.W.
Text by R.L. Barrett, Sept. 2019
Taxon concept: Previously included under the genus Callerya but now separated base don DNA evidence.
| ||Key to the species|| |
|1||Leaflets blunt or shortly retuse at apex; pedicels <2 times as long as calyx; seeds c. 15 mm diam., orange.||Austrocallerya australis|
|Leaflets acuminate at apex; pedicels 2–4 times as long as calyx; seeds >20 mm diam., brown.||Austrocallerya megasperma|