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Calicotome spinosa


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Genisteae
Genus: Calicotome
Species: C. infesta – C. intermedia – C. rigida – C. spinosa – C. villosa


Calicotome Link, 1808
Note: Phylogenetic evidence places this genus in synonymy with Cytisus, but the relevant changes have not yet been made.


  • Calycotome Link
  • Lygoplis Raf.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Introduced into:

      • New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Piikkivihmat
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