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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Genisteae
Genus: Adenocarpus
Species: Adenocarpus viscosus

Adenocarpus viscosus (Willd.) Webb & Berthel., 1842

Adenocarpus anagyrus Spreng.
Adenocarpus viscosus var. frankenioides (Choisy ex DC.) Webb & Berthel.
Adenocarpus viscosus var. spartioides Webb & Berthel.
Adenocarpus viscosus subsp. spartioides (Webb & Berthel.) Rivas Mart. & Belmonte
Cytisus foliosus L'Hér.
Cytisus viscosus Hill
Genista foliolosa Link
Genista viscosa Willd.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Macaronesia
Canary Is.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Webb, P.B. & Berthelot, S., 1842. Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries 3(2,2):32.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Adenocarpus viscosus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Jan 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Adenocarpus viscosus. Published online. Accessed: Jan 13 2021. 2021. Adenocarpus viscosus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 12 Jan 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Adenocarpus viscosus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Jan 13. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Adenocarpus viscosus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names

Adenocarpus viscosus is a shrubby species of flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is endemic to the Canary Islands where it is known locally as Codeso del Pico. It can be found above 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) on two of the islands, La Palma in Caldera de Tabouriente and Tenerife where it is a dominant shrub in Teide National Park and occurs in parts of Corona Forestal Nature Park and Reserva Especial de las Palomas.[1]

The plant grows in subalpine climate and prefers xeric habitats. It is often found in high-altitude pine forest, among Pinus canariensis[1] and at higher altitude, above the tree line.
Threat status

Even though it is not threatened, the species still are vulnerable to habitat destruction and various invasive species.[1]

Contu, S. (2012). "Adenocarpus viscosus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012: e.T19892142A20001311. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T19892142A20001311.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

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