Mirbelia Sm.

Commemorating Charles F.B. de Mirbel, 18–19th century French botanist.

Shrubs. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple, entire or with pointed lobes, margins turned under; stipules minute or absent. Flowers axillary or terminal, rarely solitary. Flowers with rounded standards. Stamens free. Ovary sometimes stalked. Fruit pod ovoid or oblong, divided into 2 chambers.

Grown for the attractive and sometimes fragrant flowers.

About 20 species endemic to Australia.

Seed or cuttings.

Leaves simple; pod with an internal septum or longitudinal groove.

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         Mirbelia oxylobioides F.Muell.