Commemorating the character Podalyrius of Greek mythology, son of the physician Aesculapius.
Shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate, linear to elliptic, densely hairy, margins bent under; stipules narrow and soon shed. Flowers axillary, 1-2 together. Stamens 10, free or shortly united at the base. Fruit a swollen oblong to ovoid pod containing numerous seeds.
Grown for the attractive foliage and fragrant flowers.
25 species from S Africa.
Seed or softwood cuttings.
Leaves simple; stamens free or very shortly united at the base.
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.