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Genista monspessulana (L.) L.A.S. Johnson
Habit: Shrub < 3 m. Stem: twigs silvery-silky-hairy, at least in youth. Leaf: stipules < 2 mm, deciduous; petiole < 5 mm; leaflets generally 10--15 mm, oblanceolate to widely obovate, length +- 2 × width, hairs generally 0 adaxially, appressed or spreading abaxially. Inflorescence: racemes short, dense, axillary, on short-shoots, 15--60 mm; flowers 4--10; pedicels 1--3 mm. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, silky-hairy; banner 10--15 mm, ovate, hairy only on midrib or glabrous. Fruit: 15--25 mm, densely silky-hairy. Seed: 3--6.
Ecology: Common. Disturbed places; Elevation: < 900 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, NCoRO, NCoRI, CaRF, s CaRH, n SN, CCo, SnFrB, SCoRO, SCo, s ChI, WTR, PR (San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to Mediterranean, the Azores, Canary Islands. Toxicity: Flowers (perhaps all parts) TOXIC. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Most plants reported as this may be hybrids.
Synonyms: Cytisus monspessulanus L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Genista monosperma
Next taxon: Gleditsia
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Genista monspessulana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26558, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.