Chamaecytisus prolifer

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Chamaecytisus prolifer


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: Chamaecytisus
Species: Chamaecytisus prolifer
Subspecies: C. p. subsp. angustifolius – C. p. subsp. meridionalis – C. p. subsp. palmensis – C. p. subsp. prolifer



Chamaecytisus prolifer (L.f.) Link, Handbuch 2: 154. (1831)


  • Basionym
    • Cytisus prolifer L.f. in Suppl. Pl.: 328 (1782)
  • Homotypic
    • Diaxulon prolifer (L.f.) Raf. in Sylva Tellur.: 25 (1838)

Note: Originally basionym species epithet by L.f. was proliferus and Link also used this epithet, but the termination is to be auto-corrected to prolifer. [masc. gender, Adj. Art. 23.5, also see Art. 60.9 Ex. 24, ICN


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Macaronesia
      • Canary Is.
  • Introduced into:
    • California, Ethiopia, India

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



Primary references

  • Link, J.S. 1831. Handbuch zur Erkennung der Nutzbarsten und am Haufigsten Vorkommenden Gewächse 2: 154.
  • Linnaeus, C. (filius) 1782 ["1781"]. Supplementum Plantarum systematis vegetabilium editionis decimae tertiae, generum plantarum editionis sextae, et specierum plantarum editionis secundae. [XVI]+468 pp. Impensis Orphanotrophei, Brunsvigae [Braunschweig]. BHL Reference page. : 328

Vernacular names

español: Escabon
français: Tagasaste
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