Commemorating Franziska, Countess von Hardenberg,19th century Austrian patron of botany and sister of Baron von Huegel.
Twining shrubs or climbers. Leaves of 1-5 entire leaflets, each stipellate. Flowers axillary. Flowers with calyx 2-lipped, the upper shortly 2-lobed, the lower 3-lobed, both shorter than the flower tube. Standard round.Wings joined to the incurved keel. Stamens in 2 series.ovary stalkless, containing 4 ovules. Fruit pod flattened, oblong to cylindrical.
Grown for the spectacular flowers, often to cover structures or even as a groundcover.
3 species endemic to Australia.
Treated seed and softwood cuttings.
Leaflets with stipels; style hairless; seed pod partitioned.
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.