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Calobota cytisoides

Calobota cytisoides


Upright shrub or small tree up to 2 m. Leaves trifoliolate with a petiole (stalk) about as long as the leaflets. Flowers bright yellow (August to November), wings (side petals) shorter than keel (bottom petal). Pods linear, hairless, and split open when dry.

Distribution in the Hex

Sand or clay in lower slopes or flats. De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo and Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.