Herbs or shrubs. Leaves pinnate, leaflets numerous, entire, exstipellate. Flowers in simple or branched axillary racemes, sometimes terminal. Bracts usually stipuliform, bracteoles appressed to the calyx. Calyx with subequal lobes or 2-lipped. Petals subequal; vexillum shortly clawed, orbicular, wings obliquely obovate or oblong, Keel not beaked. Stamens in 2 bundles of 5 each, anthers uniform. Ovary stipitate, 2 or more ovulate, style incurved, not bearded. Stigma terminal. Fruit stipitate, joints 2 or more, smooth or muricate, indehiscent, 1-seeded parts separable or rarely dehiscent by one suture.