Less hairy than var. lotoides and usually green. Leaves narrower, not more than half as wide as long, gradually cuneate below, narrowed to a subacute or acute point, the veins not projecting on the underside. Flowers in groups of 3-20 or more, most commonly 8-12. Pedicels not more than half as long as the perianth. Perianth segments 4-5 mm long, narrowed to an acute tip, prolonged as a distinct mucro, distinctly keeled on the back. Stamens 10-15, rarely fewer or up to 20; staminodes wanting or very slender and 2-fid. Aril not more than half the length of the seed.