Green choriso — separate, nema — filament, referring to the free filaments
Small, erect, spreading, scrambling, or sometimes twining shrubs. Leaves alternate, whorled or nearopposite, simple; margins entire, lobed or toothed (sometimes spiny). Sepals with upper 2 lobes longer and more united than lower 3. Flowers terminal or axillary. Flowers yellow, orange, pink or red. Stamens equal, free. Ovary sometimes stalked. Fruit an ovate to elliptic, sometimes flattened pod.
Grown for the usually neat habit and bright flower colours.
25 species endemic to WA (except C. parviflorum from Qld and NSW).
Pre-treated seed or softwood cuttings.
Some species produce attractive cut flowers.
Taylor &Crisp (1992).
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.