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Taxon: Genista monspessulana (L.) L. A. S. Johnson

Genus: Genista
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Genisteae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 311106
Place of publication: Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 3:98. 1962
Name verified on: 05-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CA*, HI(as Cytisus monspessulanus)*°, OR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • Canary broom   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • Cape broom   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • French broom   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • Montpellier broom   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • soft broom   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • Montpellierbrem   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 [as Cytisus monspessulanus]) – Afrikaans

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia [not present in Tunisia fide Andrew Sheppard, pers. comm. via J. R. Hosking]
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey [w.]
    Caucasus: Georgia
  • EUROPE
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [s. & Corsica]; Portugal [s.]; Spain

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    United States [w.]
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    South America [s.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961–. Flora of New Zealand.
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas. 255–267 In: Luken, J. O. & J. W. Thieret, eds., Assessment and management of plant invasions. 255–267.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture. 1992. List of plant species designated as noxious weeds for eradication or control purposes. [= Cytisus monspessulanus L.].
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. [= Cytisus monspessulanus L.].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • National Herbarium of New South Wales. 1961–1984. Flora of New South Wales. [natzd.].
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Polhill, R. M. 1976. Genisteae (Adans.) Benth and related tribes (Leguminosae). Bot. Syst. 1:355. [mentions and accepts].
  • Sheppard, A. 2001. pers. comm. via e–mail from J. R. Hosking on 6 Jun. [re. distribution in Tunisia].
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Genista monspessulana (L.) L. A. S. Johnson:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Genista monspessulana cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?311106 (02 September 2014)

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