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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, unarmed [armed]. Leaf: odd-1-pinnate, alternate; leaflets 5--13. Inflorescence: raceme, axillary, few-flowered. Flower: bilateral; sepals 5; petals 5, generally yellow [to +- red]; 9 filaments fused, 1 free. Fruit: indehiscent, ellipsoid, inflated, bladder-like, base stalk-like, walls papery. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: +- 28 species: central and southern Europe, Mediterranean, northern Africa to western China. Etymology: (Greek: ancient name) Note: Leaves with cathartic properties.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski, Duane Isely & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cercis occidentalis
Next taxon: Colutea arborescens
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski, Duane Isely & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Colutea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9317, accessed on October 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 24, 2016.