Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Wisteria Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 115-116 (1818)
 Description

Shrubs, usually climbing.  Lvs imparipinnate;  leaflets entire, often stipellate;  stipules small.  Infls terminal, racemose, pendulous;  bracts caducous;  bracteoles 0.  Calyx campanulate;  2 upper teeth short and slightly connate;  3 lower teeth longer, free.  Corolla usually purple or lilac, rarely yellow or white.  Vexillary stamen free or partly connate with the others into a closed tube;  anthers uniform, basifixed.  Style inflexed, glabrous;  stigma terminal.  Pod 2-valved, ± straight, dehiscent, many-seeded;  sutures not thickened; seeds estrophiolate.

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

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Wisteria Nutt.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Total1
 Bibliography
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Nutall, T. 1818: The Genera of North American Plants. Edition 2.