Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: Contr. N.S. W. natn. Herb. 3:98 (1962).
Synonymy: Cytisus monspessulanus L., Sp. Pl. 740 (1753); Telinc monspessulana (L.)C. Koch, Dendrologie 1:30 (1869); C. canariensis sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 308 (1924) & 450 (1948), non (L.)Steudel; G. candicans L., Cent. l. Pl. 22 (1755); C. candicans (L.)DC. in Lam. & DC., Fl. Franc. edn 3, 4:504 (1805). , Genista maderensis, Teline monspessulana
Common name: Montpellier broom, Cape broom. (Ilk Parsons (1973)Noxious weeds of Victoria, figs 181 & 182.)
Biology: No text
Taxonomic notes: *G. maderensis (Webb & Berth.)Löwe Madiera broom which was recorded for S.Aust. in H. Eichler (1965) Suppl. 187, with terminal many-flowered racemes and obovate to oblanceolate leaflets 13-15 x 5-10 mm, presents problems. Through reduction in the size of leaflets, as well in the length of the raceme and in the number of flowers, some specimens grade into G. monspessulana. The flowers are identical in our specimens, on long racemes or in short few-flowered clusters on short branches and differ only in the number of flowers. "Due to inter-specific hybridisation and lack of taxonomic studies on the species limit within the group, some confusion exist in the horticultural trade" (Gibbs & Dingwall (1971) p. 270), and as our specimens were of cultivated origin, it is practically impossible here to distinguish these two species and the specimens are treated under G. monspessulana.
Author: (L.)L. Johnson,
State Herbarium of South Australia