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Taxon: Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.

Genus: Retama
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 30932
Place of publication: Hist. nat. Iles Canaries 3(2,2):56. 1842
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Jul-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • MACARONESIA: Spain [Canarias (Gran Canaria)]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    • WESTERN ASIA: Egypt, [Sinai] Israel, Jordan, Lebanon

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Italy [Sicilia (s.)]


  1. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb
  2. Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb
  4. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. Note: lists as R. raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.
  5. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  6. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres
  7. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb
  8. Kunkel, G. 1972. Enumeración de las plantas vasculares de Gran Canaria. Monogr. Biol. Canar. 3:44. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.
  9. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  10. Mouterde, P. 1966-. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb
  11. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.
  12. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb
  13. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie. Note: lists as "Retama retam" Webb
  14. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel.; = Lygos raetam (Forssk.) Heywood
  15. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina. Note: lists as Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb

Check other web resources for Retama raetam (Forssk.) Webb & Berthel. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30932. Accessed 4 June 2020.