Hippocrepis

R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 1. 1977
but supplemented and modified
1Shrubby perennial, 0.5-1(-2) m high
1'Prostrate or suberect annual, up to 40 cm high
2Flowers subsessile, solitary or in pairs, axillary
2'Flowers 1-6 in pedunculate umbels
3Stipules eglandular or minutely glanduligerous; pods glabrous or shortly papillose about the seed-bearing portion, 4-5 mm wide
3'Stipules distinctly glanduligerous; pods barbellate, with long papillae about the seed bearing portion, 3-4 mm wide
4Pods lobed along the convex (outer) margin, glabrous or shortly papillose about the seed-bearing portion; seeds c. 5 mm long
4'Pods lobed along the concave (inner) margin, papillose-barbellate about the seed-bearing portion; seeds c. 4 mm long