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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Genista maderensis (Webb & Berthel.) Lowe
Habit: Shrub < 2 m. Stem: twigs generally dull-yellow-brown-hairy. Leaf: stipules 3--6 mm, persistent, giving older twigs a scaly appearance; petiole 5--10 mm; leaflets 10--15 mm, oblanceolate to obovate, length +- 2 × width, adaxially sparsely hairy, abaxially densely hairy. Inflorescence: terminal racemes 15--40 mm, generally dense; flowers 5--15. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, densely silky-hairy; banner 10--15 mm, widely ovate, hairy only on midrib or glabrous; pedicels 2--4 mm. Fruit: 20--35 mm, densely silky-hairy.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SNF (Butte Co.), SnFrB (Santa Clara Co., unconfirmed report), SCoRO (Monterey Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to Madeira. Flowering Time: Apr Note: Evidence of reproduction in California lacking.
Synonyms: Cytisus maderensis (Webb & Berthel.) Masf.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Genista linifolia
Next taxon: Genista monosperma
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2017. Genista maderensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77227, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.