Gompholobium Sm.

Wedge Peas

Greek gomphos— club, lobos — pod, referring to the club-shaped fruit pods.

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, of 3 leaflets or odd-pinnate, the leaflets narrow and entire; stipules minute or absent. Flowers terminal, occasionally axillary or reduced to 1-2 flowers. Standards larger than wings and keel.Wings sickle-shaped. Stamens free. Ovary hairless. Fruit pod roundish to oblong, with 2-many seeds.

About 30 species endemic to Australia.

Grown for the attractive flowers, but can be difficult to cultivate.

Seed (pretreated), cuttings.

Leaves of 3 palmately arranged leaflets; stamens free.

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         Gompholobium grandiflorum Sm.