Common name: Madeira Broom
Genista stenopetala Webb & Berthel. APNI*
Synonyms: Teline stenopetala Webb & Berthel. APNI*
Genista maderensis (Webb & Berthel.) Lowe APNI*
Description: Erect or spreading shrub or small tree to c. 3.6 m high, stems appressed-pubescent to glabrous.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate or oblanceolate, 0.8–3 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, sparsely appressed-pubescent, often glabrescent above, apex mucronate; petiole 4–12 mm long; stipules 1–2.5 mm long.
Racemes 5–26-flowered, terminal on stems and lateral branches; pedicels 2–4 mm long; bracts and bracteoles mostly linear, 1.5–2 mm long. Calyx c. 5 mm long. Corolla yellow, mostly 10–14 mm long.
Pod narrow-oblong, 25–30 mm long, flat, densely hairy; seeds 5–7.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental, sometimes naturalized in Sydney district. Native of Madeira & the Canary Is.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by C. Gardner
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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