Greek brachys — short, sema — standard.
Prostrate, straggling, rarely erect shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple and leathery; stipules sometimes present. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or few together on leafy stalks. Sepals forming 2 lips, upper 2 fused. Standard shorter than the wings and keel; keel large and mostly longer than the wings. Stamens free. Ovary more or less stalked. Fruit pod ovoid to elongated, 2-valved, dehiscent.
Grown for the attractive, mostly red flowers and landscape potential as groundcovers.
10 species endemic to SW WA.
Seed (pre-treated) or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Flowers predominantly red or green and the standard shorter than the keel.
Crisp (1995b, a botanical revision that includes notes on the history of these plants in cultivation).
Source: (2002). Fabaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.