Ononis

R. D. Meikle, Flora of Cyprus 1. 1977
but accepted names differing
1Inflorescence or flower distinctly pedunculate
1'Inflorescence or flower sessile or subsessile
2Corolla pink or pink and white, peduncle exaristate; flower and fruit strongly reflexed
2'Corolla yellow, yellowish or creamy-white
3Shrubby perennials
3'Herbaceous annuals
4Pod torulose
4'Pod not torulose
5Peduncle exaristate, or arista very short; pods ovoid or ellipsoid
5'Peduncle distinctly aristate; pods oblong
6Pod 20-25 mm long, 5-7 mm. wide; corolla distinctly longer than calyx; flowers frequently in pairs
6'Pod 8-17 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; corolla equalling or shorter than calyx; flowers usually solitary
7Keel sharply upcurved to a beak as long as or longer than the basal part; peduncle clothed with long spreading hairs; plant 15-40 cm high
7'Keel upcurved to a beak shorter than the basal part; peduncle shortly glandular-pubescent; plant 7-15(-30) cm high
8Corolla yellow or yellowish
8'Corolla pink or pink and white
9Leaves 3-foliolate; subshrubby perennial
9'Leaves 1-foliolate; maritime annual
10Subshrubby spinescent perennials
10'Herbaceous annuals
11Cauline leaves 1-foliolate; calyx with long spreading hairs
11'Cauline leaves 3-foliolate; calyx shortly glandular-pubescent or subglabrous
12Standard glabrous externally; stipules of floral leaves whitish and conspicuous
12'Standard glandular or hairy externally; stipules of floral leaves not whitish or conspicuous
13Inflorescence a slender, rather lax spike; standard oblong-obovate, 4-5 mm wide; leaflets with 10-20 conspicuous spreading teeth
13'Inflorescence a dense oblong spike; standard obovate-orbicular, 6-7 mm wide; leaflets with 12-24(-30) small teeth