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Genus: Swainsonia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Two species cultivated in southern Africa, both native to Australia.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Swainsonia galegifolia (Darling pea)

Native to northeastern Australia.


Swainsonia greyana

Native to southcentral Australia.



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.