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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: Mirbelieae
Genus: Callistachys
Species: C. lanceolata

Callistachys Vent., 1805
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
Western Australia
Introduced into:
New Zealand North, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria

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

Ventenat, É.P. 1804-1805. Jardin de la Malmaison. Tomw Second. 61-120 pl. Paris. BHL Reference page. : t. 115

Additional references

Not accepted by: Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Oxylobium.]


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Callistachys in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Callistachys. Published online. Accessed: May 07 2021. 2021. Callistachys. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07.
Hassler, M. 2021. Callistachys. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 07. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Callistachys. Accessed: 07 May 2021.

Vernacular names

Callistachys is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae.

Callistachys comprises the following species:[1][2][3]

Callistachys aciculifera (Benth.) Kuntze
Callistachys cordifolia (Andrews) Kuntze
Callistachys hamulosa (Benth. ex A. Gray) Kuntze
Callistachys lanceolata Vent.
Callistachys microphylla (Benth.) Kuntze
Callistachys procumbens (F. Muell.) Kuntze

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status

The status of the following species is unresolved:[3]

Callistachys ilicifolia Kuntze
Callistachys linariaefolia G. Don
Callistachys longifolia Paxton
Callistachys pulteneae Kuntze
Callistachys purpurea Van Houtte ex Heynh.
Callistachys scandens Kuntze
Callistachys sparsa A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Callistachys staurophylla Kuntze
Callistachys tricuspidata Kuntze


"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Callistachys". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Callistachys". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
"The Plant List entry for Callistachys". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

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