3675.000 Genista L.

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Shrubs up to 3 m high. Branches grooved or angular. Leaves 3-foliate, margins entire, sometimes pubescent. Flowers in short terminal racemes, up to 1 cm long. Calyx 2-lipped; teeth conspicuous. Corolla yellow; standard broad, recurved. Stamens connate. Style incurved, short. Fruit oblong, compressed.

Worldwide: Many species and hybrids, native to Europe and Western Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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aetnensis (Biv.) DC.

Other sources of information about Genista:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Genista
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Genista
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Genista
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Genista
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Genista
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Genista
JSTOR Plant Science: Genista
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Genista
Plants of the World Online: Genista
Tropicos: Genista
Wikipedia: Genista

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Genista.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1805, retrieved 16 April 2024

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