Spartocytisus supranubius

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Spartocytisus supranubius
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Spartocytisus supranubius at Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Spartocytisus
Species: S. supranubius
Binomial name
Spartocytisus supranubius
L.f. Christ ex G. Kunkel
  • Cytisus supranubius (L.f.) Kuntze
  • Spartium supranubium L.f.

Spartocytisus supranubius (supra = above; nubius = the cloud) is a white-flowered species of broom endemic to the Canary Islands and known there by the common name Retama del Teide. S. supranubius is a high mountain species, occurring at about 2000m altitude on Tenerife in Las Cañadas del Teide and on mountain tops on La Palma.[1]:201

The name Spartocytisus supranubius is a synonym of the accepted name Cytisus supranubius (L.f.) Kuntze.[2]


  1. ^ Bramwell, D.; Bramwell, Z. (2001). Wild flowers of the Canary Islands. Madrid, Spain: Editorial Rueda. ISBN 84-7207-129-4. 
  2. ^ "The Plant List: Spartocytisus supranubius L.". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanic Garden. 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2016.