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Habit: 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.
Species In Genus: +- 5 species: western Europe, Mediterranean, to southwestern Asia, 1 in South America. Etymology: (Greek: birdfoot)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to OrnithopusPrevious taxon: Onobrychis viciifolia
Next taxon: Ornithopus pinnatus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2017. Ornithopus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9389, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.