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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, [small tree], unarmed. Stem: often ribbed, green, to 5 m. Leaf: 1-compound (generally ternate), generally alternate, petioled; stipules free or 0. Inflorescence: generally terminal racemes, or axillary, peduncled clusters of 1--4(7) flowers. Flower: calyx bell-shaped to cylindric, 2-lipped, upper lip +- 2-lobed, lower generally 3-lobed; petals 5, generally yellow or white, generally not hairy, keel oblong-sickle-shaped to +- 1/2 circular (curve abaxial), claw +- 1/4 keel; stamens 10, filaments fused; style generally abruptly curved at +- middle or gently curved +- throughout. Fruit: dehiscent, generally oblong, papery to +- leathery; pedicel short. Seed: few to many, generally arilled.
Species In Genus: 65 species: Europe, western Asia, northern Africa, Canary Islands; some cultivated. Etymology: (Greek: name for several woody Fabaceae) Note: Chamaecytisus (30 species) often segregated but recent work (Cristofolini 1991 Webbia 45:187--219; Cubas et al. 2002 Plant Syst Evol 233:223--244) supports treatment as 1 monophyletic group.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CytisusPrevious taxon: Coronilla varia
Next taxon: Cytisus multiflorus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Cytisus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9324, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.