Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Spartium L., Sp. Pl. 708-709 (1753)

Shrub, not armed.  Lvs few, 1-foliolate, shortly petiolate;  stipules 0.  Infl. terminal, racemose;  bracts and bracteoles small, deciduous. Calyx split above, with 5 short teeth.  Corolla golden.  Stamens connate into a closed tube;  alternate anthers long and basifixed or short and versatile.  Style incurved, glabrous;  stigma terminal, slightly oblique. Pod 2-valved, ± straight, dehiscent, many-seeded;  sutures slightly thickened;  seeds estrophiolate.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Spartium L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.