In terminal or leaf-opposed racemes; reddish to flame coloured. Flowering from November-February.
A short, stipitate pod, ligulate, falcate, flat, strigose; seeds 6, ovoid, longitudinal. Fruiting December onwards.
Leaflets in 2 pairs, digitate. Rachis with subsessile glands between leaflets.
Annual, Herbs, Taproot present, Nodules present, Stems erect or ascending, Stems less than 1 m tall, Plants gland-dotted or with gland-tipped hairs, Stems solid, Stems or young twigs sparsely to densely hairy, Stem hairs hispid to villous, Leaves alternate, Leaves petiolate, Extrafloral nectary glands on petiole, Stipules conspicuous, Stipules setiform, subulate or acicular, Stipules persistent, Stipules free, Leaves compound, Leaves even pinnate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets opposite, Leaflets 4, Leaves viscid, sticky, Leaves glabrous or nearly so, Flowers in axillary clusters or few-floweredracemes, 2-6 flowers, Inflorescences racemes, Inflorescence axillary, Bracts very small, absent or caducous, Bracteoles present, Flowers actinomorphic or somewhat irregular, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx hairy, Petals separate, Petals clawed, Petals orange or yellow, Petals bicolored or with red, purple or yellow streaks or spots, Fertile stamens 5, Fertile stamens 2-3, Stamens heteromorphic, gra ded in size, Stamens completely free, separate, Filaments hairy, villous, Anthers opening by basal or terminal pores or slits, Style terete, Reduced cleistogamous flowers produced, Fruit a legume, Fruit unilocular, Fruit freely dehiscent, Fruit elongate, straight, Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, Fruit exserted from calyx, Fruit internally septate between the seeds, Fruit compressed between seeds, Fruit explosively or elastically dehiscent, Valves twisting or coiling after dehiscence, Fruit glabrous or glabrate, Fruit hairy, Fruit 3-10 seeded, Seeds subquadrate, Seed surface smooth, Seeds olive, brown, or black.
A herb or undershrub, 10-60 cm tall, erect, widely branching, clothed with viscous glandular hairs. Stipules 4 mm long, linear, persistent, viscous hairy, petiole 1.9-4 cm long, rachis 5-13 mm long. Leaflets in two pairs, broadly elliptic to obovate, unequal sided, 2-2.8 (-3.5) cm long and 10-18 (-25) mm broad, very puberulous or pubescent on both the surfaces, top rounded to blunt, base rounded or cuneate, petiolules 1 mm long, gland present between the pairs, .5 mm long, ligulate-acute, viscid-hairy. Racemes terminal or leaf opposed, c. 4-12 cm long, ± sessile. Bracts ovate, c. 2 mm long, viscous hairy. Bracteole 1, about the middle of each pedicel, c. 1 mm long, viscid hairy. Pedicel c. 3-4 mm long, rough hairy. Calyx 5, 4 mm long, viscous hairy, imbricate. Petals broadly obovate, 5-7 mm long, claw 1-3 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 5, fertile, staminodes absent. Disc straight, with 1-2 mm long bristles. Ovary densely strigose, sessile, c. 7-ovulate, style gla¬brous, 2 mm long, stigma shell-shaped, incurved. Pods flat, coarsely hairy, thin valved, dehiscent, strap shaped, 4 cm long, 8 mm wide, short beaked; stipe 5 mm long. Seeds 4-8, black, glossy, subovate.
"Viscid herbs, puberulus. Leaves 4 cm; leaflets inequalateral, 2-3 x 1.5 to 2 cm, obovate- elliptic, base cuneate, pubescent, glands sessile on the rachis between leaflets; stipule 2-3 mm. Racemes terminal or leaf-opposed, to 6 cm; peduncle to 2 cm; pedicel 0.5 cm; bracts 2-2.5 mm, ovate; sepals 4 mm, oblong, apex acute; petals 5, 6 mm, obovate; stamens 5, 3 longer, dilated. Pod 3.5 x 0.6 cm, falcate, glandular pubescent."
"Habit: A medium sized subshrub, upto 75cm."