Pod hairiness

The presence/absence of hairs on the external surface of the pod. In some taxa, dense hairs may be present over a restricted area of the pod (e.g. in some Pulteneae and Hovea spp., hairs are restricted to the apex of the pod), which are treated as being hairy. This character is best applied to ripe, or recently dehisced pods, as pods (which may be retained on the plant for some time) may become hairless with age.

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The pod external surface is partly to entirely obscured by hairs.


The external surface of the pod is hairless, or with a few scattered hairs. Generally, the entire surface is clearly visible.