Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 2: 39 (1842) APNI
Erect or spreading shrub or small tree to 3.5 m tall; stems appressed-pubescent to glabrous, ribbed. Leaves on petioles 4–12 mm long; leaflets elliptic to obovate or oblanceolate, 0.8–3 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, subsessile, sparsely appressed-pubescent, often glabrescent above, margins flat, apex mucronate; stipules narrow-triangular, 1–2.5 mm long. Flowers 5–26 in elongated terminal racemes to 11 cm long, forming on main stems and lateral branches; bracts mostly subulate, 2–4 mm long, pubescent, basal on pedicle; bracteoles subulate, c. 1.5 mm long, pubescent, attached at base of calyx. Calyx c. 5 mm long, pubescent, teeth c. equal to tube; corolla 10–14 mm long; standard more or less glabrous. Pod narrow-oblong, 25–30 mm long, densely pubescent; seeds 5–7, globose, c. 3 mm long, somewhat compressed, shiny, black, aril small, tan. Flowers Oct.–Nov.
*GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, NSW, Tas. Native of Madeira and the Canary Islands, plants establishing in disturbed areas near old gardens.
The name Genista maderensis (Webb & Berthel.) Lowe has previously been misapplied to this species in Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|