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This article is about the legume genus. For the suburb of Perth, see Hovea, Western Australia.
Hovea acanthoclada.jpg
Hovea acanthoclada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Brongniartieae[1][2]
Genus: Hovea

See text.

Hovea Distribution Map.svg
Range of Hovea[3]
  • Phusicarpos Poir.
  • Plagiolobium Sweet

Hovea (Purple pea) is a genus of perennial shrubs which are native to Australia. Species from this genus are occasionally cultivated as ornamental plants. The genus name honours Anton Pantaleon Hove, a Polish plant collector.


Hovea comprises the following species:[4][5][6]


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  4. ^ "APNI entry for Hovea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Hovea". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Hovea". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
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  10. ^ "Genus Hovea". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
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