Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Chamaecytisus Link, Handbuch [Link] 2, 154 (1831)

Shrubs or small trees, usually not armed, rarely spinous.  Lvs 3-foliolate, petiolate; stipules inconspicuous.  Fls usually yellow, rarely white or purple, in leafy axillary racemes or fascicles, or terminal heads; bracts and bracteoles caducous.  Calyx tubular, bilabiate, usually > 5 mm long; upper lip shortly 2-toothed;  lower lip shortly 3-toothed.  Stamens connate into a closed tube; alternate anthers long and basifixed or short and versatile.  Style glabrous; stigma terminal.  Pod 2-valved, ± straight, explosively dehiscent, few- to many-seeded; seeds strophiolate, smooth.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Chamaecytisus Link
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Link, J.H.F. 1831: Handbuch zur Erkennung der nutzbarsten und am häufigsten vorkommenden Gewächse. Vol. 2. S.J. Joseephy, Berlin.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.