Hardenbergia Benth.

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: 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
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