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Echinospartum horridum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae[1]
Genus: Echinospartum
(Spach) Fourr.

4–5; see text.

Echinospartum is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It is possibly synonymous with Genista.


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

Botanical Name

Echinospartum ( (1868)


Higher Taxa

  • Genus Echinospartum (Spach) Fourr.
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    Map showing distribution of observations of Echinospartum.

    End Notes


    • Template:Fourr. 1868. Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, ser. 2. 16: 358, as Echinosparton.

    Page Notes

    • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Echinospartum
    • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · Wikipedia · Wikispecies · ZipcodeZoo.com.
    • Last revised: 2015-2-3. Last revision: ZZBot. 7868 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 Echinospartum". International Legume Database & Information Service (Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics). Last edited on 1 November 2005 (rebuilt on 24 April 2013). Retrieved 7 April 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
    3. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Echinospartum". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database] (National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland). Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
    4. "The Plant List entry for Echinospartum". The Plant List (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden). 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
    5. The validity of Echinospartum ibericum is questionable.