Chorizema Labill.

Flame Peas

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.

Stamens free.

Taylor &Crisp (1992).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Chorizema cordatum Lindl.
species         Chorizema dicksonii R.A.Graham
species         Chorizema diversifolium A.DC.
species         Chorizema ilicifolium Labill.