Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Galega L., Sp. Pl. 714 (1753)

Perennial herbs.  Lvs imparipinnate; leaflets entire;  lateral veins thin and straight ± to leaflet margin;  stipules small or foliaceous. Infl. axillary or terminal, racemose; bracts narrow, often persisting. Calyx campanulate, with 5 subequal teeth.  Corolla white, blue, purplish or pinkish blue.  Stamens connate into a closed tube;  anthers uniform or alternately smaller.  Style incurved, glabrous; stigma terminal.  Pod 2-valved, not armed, dehiscent, ± straight;  seeds estrophiolate.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Galega L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.