Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Laburnum Fabr., Enum. 228 (1759)
Vernacular Name(s):
Bean tree; Laburnum

Shrubs or small trees, not armed.  Lvs 3-foliolate, petiolate; stipules small.  Infl. axillary or pseudoterminal, racemose, usually pendent at anthesis; bracts and bracteoles usually inconspicuous.  Calyx campanulate, bilabiate; upper lip 2-toothed;  lower lip shortly 3-toothed.  Corolla yellow.  Stamens connate into a closed tube; alternate anthers long and basifixed or short and versatile.  Style incurved, glabrous; stigma terminal.  Pod 2-valved, ± straight, dehiscent, slightly constricted between seeds; sutures thickened or winged; seeds estrophiolate.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Laburnum Fabr.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Fabricius, P.C. 1759: Enumeratio Methodica Plantarum horti medici Helmstadiensis.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.