Taxon: Genista monspessulana (L.) L. A. S. Johnson

Genus: Genista
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 311106
Place of publication: Contr. New South Wales Natl. Herb. 3:98. 1962
Name Verified on: 05-Feb-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; L NWeeds Hawaii, as Cytisus monspessulana; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001, as Cytisus monspessulanus)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Georgia
    • Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : South America; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • : South America; United States

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture List of plant species designated as noxious weeds for eradication or control purposes. 1992 (L NWeeds Hawaii)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Lock, J. M. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. 1989 (Leg Africa)
  • National Herbarium of New South Wales Flora of New South Wales. 1961-1984 (F NSW)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Polhill, R. M. 1976. Genisteae (Adans.) Benth and related tribes (Leguminosae) Bot. Syst. 1:355.
  • Sheppard, A. 2001. pers. comm. (pers. comm.) via e-mail from J. R. Hosking on 6 Jun
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)


Check other web resources for Genista monspessulana (L.) L. A. S. Johnson :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Genista monspessulana cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.