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Chamaecytisus polytrichus
Scientific classification


41–50; see text.

Chamaecytisus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It may be a synonym of Cytisus.[2] C. palmensis is a tree from the Canary Islands used as a fodder crop around the world.


Chamaecytisus comprises the following species:[3][4][5]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[5]

  • Chamaecytisus ambiguus (Schur) Klásk.
  • Chamaecytisus anatolicus Güner
  • Chamaecytisus biflorus (L'Hér.) Link
  • Chamaecytisus gueneri Duman, Baser & Malyer
  • Chamaecytisus leucanthus (Waldst. & Kit.) Link
  • Chamaecytisus mitrushii F.K.Mey.
  • Chamaecytisus pumilus (De Not.) Rothm.
  • Chamaecytisus tmolaeus (Boiss.) Rothm.
  • Chamaecytisus virescens (Kováts ex Neilr.) Dostál


The following hybrids have been described:[5]

  • Chamaecytisus ×cetius (Beck) Dostál
  • Chamaecytisus ×millenii (Borbás) Dostál
  • Chamaecytisus ×pseudorochelii (Simonk.) Pifkó
  • Chamaecytisus ×versicolor (Dippel) Karlsson


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, 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.
  2. ^ Cubas P, Pardo C, Tahiri H (2002). "Molecular approach to the phylogeny and systematics of Cytisus (Leguminosae) and related genera based on nucleotide sequences of nrDNA (ITS region) and cpDNA (trnL–trnF intergenic spacer)". Plant Syst Evol. 233 (3–4): 223–242. doi:10.1007/s00606-002-0194-0.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Chamaecytisus". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  4. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Chamaecytisus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "The Plant List entry for Chamaecytisus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  6. ^ Some sources treat Chamaecytisus danubialis as a synonym of Chamaecytisus austriacus.
  7. ^ Some sources treat Chamaecytisus heuffelii as a synonym of Chamaecytisus austriacus.
  8. ^ Some sources treat Chamaecytisus rochelii as a synonym of Chamaecytisus austriacus.
  9. ^ Some sources treat Chamaecytisus supinus as a synonym of Chamaecytisus hirsutus.