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Genus Wisteria Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Common Name: Wisteria

Description: Woody, twining climbers; deciduous.

Leaves compound, imparipinnate, usually with 9–13 leaflets; leaflets opposite. Stipules and stipels present, caducous.

Inflorescences terminal or axillary, racemose, spreading to pendulous. Calyx campanulate to tubular. Flowers usually lilac to purple, sometimes white; standard orbicular. Stamens diadelphous.

Fruit linear to lanceolate, usually with 1–3 seeds. Seeds large, lens-shaped; without an aril.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species. Native to China, east Asia and North America. Widely cultivated as a garden plant and occasionally naturalised. Australia: 1 species naturalised.

Text by R.L. Barrett; Sept. 2019
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Wisteria sinensis

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