Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Spartium scoparium L.
  • Synonym(s) : Sarothamnus scoparius (L.) W.D.J.Koch
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link
  • Common name : Scotch broom
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Forest plantations and degraded forest areas
  • Comments / notes : Naturalized in hill stations
  • Key identification features : Slender shrub with yellow flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
  • Native : Mediterranean regions
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cytisus scoparius. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.