Templetonia R.Br.

Commemorating J. Templeton (1766–1825), an Irish botanist.

Shrubs or subshrubs occasionally with spiny branch tips or stipules. Leaves alternate, rarely whorled, simple, palmately or pinnately divided into 3-5 entire leaflets, rarely reduced or absent. Flowers axillary, solitary or few together. Corolla with standard reflexed, wings and keel narrow. Stamens 10, filaments fused into a sheath and split on the upper side. Fruit pod flattish, oblong to elliptic.

Grown for the attractive flowers.

11 species from Australia.


Leaves simple or scale-like, alternate; upper 2 calyx teeth distinct.

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         Templetonia retusa (Vent.) R.Br.