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: (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.