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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, heavily armed, not gland-dotted. Stem: much-branched from base, stiffly spreading, striate; twigs becoming thorns. Leaf: simple, alternate; juvenile (on seedlings, young shoots near ground) linear; adult awl-like, stiff, becoming spines. Inflorescence: generally cluster, axillary near twig tips, few-flowered. Flower: calyx 2-lipped, membranous, yellow, persistent; petals +- equal, yellow, persistent. Fruit: +- exserted from calyx, ovate or oblong, explosively dehiscent. Seed: 1--3, with small basal outgrowth.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: western Europe, northern Africa. Etymology: (Latin: ancient name)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Trifolium wormskioldii
Next taxon: Ulex europaeus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Ulex, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10385, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.