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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Annual, shrub, small tree, unarmed.
Leaf: even-1- pinnate; stipules generally deciduous; leaflets generally many; main axis ending as bristle or not.
Inflorescence: raceme, axillary; bractlets occasionally appressed to calyx base.
Flower: calyx lobes subequal, < tube; corolla generally yellow, generally with dark spots on banner; 9 filaments fused, 1 free.
Fruit: slowly dehiscent, linear, inflated, 4-angled or -winged.
± 75 species: tropics, warm temperate. (Ancient Arabic name) [Lavin & Sousa 1995 Syst Bot Monogr 45:39–45]
1. Annual (in age ± woody at stem base), (0.5)1–3(4) m; fruit 3–5 mm wide, 4-angled; corolla 1–1.5(2) cm, ± yellow, banner ± red- or ± brown-spotted, especially on outside, less often ± red ± throughout; seeds (15)30–40 ..... S. herbacea
1' Shrub, small tree, 1–2 m; fruit 10–15 mm wide, 4-winged; corolla 1.5–2.5 cm, scarlet or orange-red; seeds 4–8 ..... S. punicea
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