Spartium junceum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 708 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Azores, S. Europe to E. Medit. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the temperate biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a poison and a medicine, has environmental uses and for food.

Descriptions

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Naturalised in Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 1900 - 3000 m.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub.
Vernacular
Rubacá, talhui.
[UPB]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Mediterranean woodland., Mediterranean bushland & thicket
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
Vernacular
Broom Absolute, Genet Absolute, Genet d'Espagne, Genista, Ispanski Drok, Kurdglis Tzotzkha, Metelnik Prutievidnyi, Retama, Retama Macho, Spanish Broom, Varenak, Weavers Broom, Weaver's Broom
[ILDIS]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
retama, retama de olor, retama junca, retamo, retamo de olor, retamo junca, rubacá
[UNAL]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Naturalizada en Colombia; Alt. 1900 - 3000 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1900–3000 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cauca, Cundinamarca.
Habit
Shrub.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Ginesta, Retama, Retamo, Retamo de olor, Rubacá, Talhui
[UPFC]

Uses

Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Use
Chemical products, Domestic, Environmental, Fibre, Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Weed
[ILDIS]

Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.
[UPFC]

Common Names

English
Spanish Broom
Spanish
Retamo, retamo de olor, retama, ginesta.

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Legumes of the World Online

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

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