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Chorizema cordatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
(unranked): Mirbelioids
Genus: Chorizema
Type species
Chorizema ilicifolium

See text.

endangered Chorizema varium[1]

Chorizema is a genus of the legume family Fabaceae. They are small, evergreen shrubs and climbers native to scrub habitats in Australia, valued in cultivation for their pea-like flowers. Most species do not tolerate frost, and in temperate regions require the protection of glass.[2]


Chorizema comprises the following species:[3][4][5][6]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[3][5][6]

  • Chorizema angustifolium Benth.
  • Chorizema baxteri Graham
  • Chorizema callistachys F.Muell.
  • Chorizema capillipes Turcz.
  • Chorizema chandleri G.Nicholson
  • Chorizema circinale J.M.Taylor & Crisp
  • Chorizema cordifolium (Andrews) F.Muell.
  • Chorizema costatum Meisn.
  • Chorizema daviesioides Meisn.
  • Chorizema denticulatum Turcz.
  • Chorizema ellipticum (Vent.) F.Muell.
  • Chorizema ericoides hort. ex Heynh.
  • Chorizema flavum Henfr.
  • Chorizema gomphocarpum Benth. ex A.Gray
  • Chorizema henchmanni R. Br.
  • Chorizema humile Turcz.
  • Chorizema leichhardtii F.Muell.
  • Chorizema nanum (Andr.) Sims
  • Chorizema numna Sims
  • Chorizema ovatum Lindl.
  • Chorizema parvifolium Turcz.
  • Chorizema pubescens Turcz.
  • Chorizema pultenaeae (DC.) F.Muell.
  • Chorizema retrorsum J.M.Taylor & Crisp
  • Chorizema rhynchotropis Meisn.
  • Chorizema scandens Sm.
  • Chorizema spartioides Lodd.
  • Chorizema spectabile Lindl.
  • Chorizema superbum Lem.
  • Chorizema triangulare Lindl.
  • Chorizema trilobatum DC.
  • Chorizema trilobum Sm.
  • Chorizema ulotropis J.M.Taylor & Crisp


The following hybrids have been described:[6]

  • Chorizema ×lowii Hort. ex Rev.


  1. ^ Chorizema varium - FloraBase
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ a b "Chorizema". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  4. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Chorizema". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Chorizema". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "The Plant List entry for Chorizema". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 

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