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Adenocarpus DC.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta Cronquist, Takhtajan & W. Zimmermann, 1966
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales Bromhead, 1838
Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus: Adenocarpus DC.
File:Adenocarpus viscosus.jpg
Adenocarpus viscosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae[1]
Genus: Adenocarpus

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Adenocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Faboideae. The plants are broom-like shrubs with bright yellow flowers. The genus is native to Macaronesia, Portugal and southern Spain, and three species are endemic to the western Canary islands where they are known by the common name Codeso.


Adenocarpus comprises the following species:[2][3][4]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status

The status of the following species is unresolved:[4]

  • Adenocarpus aureus (Cav.) Pau
  • Adenocarpus bivonii (C.Presl) C.Presl
  • Adenocarpus brutius Brullo & De Marco & Siracusa
  • Adenocarpus complicatus J. Gay
  • Adenocarpus desertorum Castrov.
  • Adenocarpus divaricatus Sweet
  • Adenocarpus divaricatus (L'Hér.) Boiss.
  • Adenocarpus lainzii (Castrov.) Castrov.
  • Adenocarpus rodriguezi Sennen & Mauricio
  • Adenocarpus samniticus Brullo & De Marco & Siracusa
  • Adenocarpus subdecorticans Humbert & Maire
  • Adenocarpus tenoreanus Brullo, Gangale & Uzunov
  • Adenocarpus vallisoletanus Sennen & Pau

Vernacular Names

  • German: Drüsenginster

Botanical Name

Adenocarpus DC. (1815)


Higher Taxa

  • Genus Adenocarpus DC.
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    Map showing distribution of observations of Adenocarpus.

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    Page Notes

    • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Adenocarpus
    • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · Wikipedia · Wikispecies · ZipcodeZoo.com.
    • Last revised: 2015-2-1. Last revision: ZZBot. 16478 bytes.


    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. "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Adenocarpus". International Legume Database & Information Service (Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics). Last edited on 1 November 2005 (rebuilt on 24 April 2013). Retrieved 1 April 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
    3. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Adenocarpus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database] (National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland). Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
    4. 4.0 4.1 "The Plant List entry for Adenocarpus". The Plant List (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden). 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014.