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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: Echinospartum
Species: E. barnadesii – E. boissieri – E. horridum – E. ibericum – E. lusitanicum

Echinospartum (Spach) Fourr. (1868)
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Southwestern Europe
France, Portugal, Spain

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

Fourreau, J.P. 1868. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon, ser. 2. 16: 358, as Echinosparton.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Echinospartum in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 18. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Echinospartum. Published online. Accessed: Jan 18 2021. 2021. Echinospartum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 18.
Hassler, M. 2021. Echinospartum. 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 Jan 18. Reference page.

Vernacular names

Echinospartum is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It is possibly synonymous with Genista.

Echinospartum comprises the following species:[2][3][4]

Echinospartum boissieri (Spach) Rothm.
subsp. boissieri (Spach) Rothm.
subsp. webbii (Spach) Greuter & Burdet
Echinospartum horridum (M. Vahl) Rothm.
Echinospartum ibericum Rivas-Martínez, Sánchez-Mata[5]
subsp. algibicum (Talavera & Aparicio) Rivas Mart.
subsp. ibericum Rivas-Martínez, Sánchez-Mata
Echinospartum lugdunense (Jord.) Fourr.
Echinospartum lusitanicum (L.) Rothm.
subsp. barnadesii (Graells) Vicioso
subsp. lusitanicum (L.) Rothm.


Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Echinospartum". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Echinospartum". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
"The Plant List entry for Echinospartum". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
The validity of Echinospartum ibericum is questionable.

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