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Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely

Annual, unarmed, ± glabrous or hairy. Stem: sprawling or ascending, 2–7 dm. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate; stipules small or 0; leaflets many, mucronate. Inflorescence: axillary, head-like, 1–5-flowered, subtended by cluster of bracts or not. Flower: calyx lobes ± equal, < tube; corolla 6–9 mm; 9 filaments fused, 1 free. Fruit: indehiscent, linear or oblong, flat or not, separating into 1-seeded segments, surface strongly net-like.
± 5 species: western Europe, Mediterranean, to southwestern Asia, 1 in South America. (Greek: birdfoot)

Key to Ornithopus

1. Fruit not flat, narrowed ± between seeds or not; inflorescence not subtended by bracts; leaflets 7–15 ..... O. pinnatus

1' Fruit flat, narrowed between seeds; inflorescence subtended by cluster of leaf-like bracts; leaflets ± 19–37 ..... O. sativus


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