Echinospartum (Spach) Fourr.

First published in Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, n.s., 16: 358 (1868)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is SW. Europe.

Descriptions

Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

Habit
Shrubs or suffrutices
Ecology
Exposed montane slopes and rocky areas
Distribution
SW Europe (S France, Spain, Portugal)
Note
Segregate of Genista (see Gibbs, 1966); apparently basally branching in the Genistinae and polyphyletic in the analyses of Pardo et al. (2004), with two clades (the calcicolous and silicolous species groups) separately nested in or near to Genista. The authority is sometimes attributed to Fourreau, but the name is only mentioned by Fourreau in Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon 16: 358 (1868)
[LOWO]

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Legumes of the World Online

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0