Greek eu — true, taxis — order, referring to the formal symmetrical leaf arrangement.
Dwarf to medium shrubs. Leaves opposite, decussate, entire, bent inwards; stipules small or absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or a few together. Calyx 5-toothed, the upper pair forming a lip. Petals with narrowed, elongated bases. Standard longest, almost round. Stamens free. Ovary more or less stalked, containing 2 ovules. Fruit pod ovoid.
Grown for the neat foliage and dense clusters of flowers. Plants in this genus do not appear to be poisonous to stock.
8-9 species endemic to Australia.
Pretreated seed or cuttings.
Leaves opposite and decussate.
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.