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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[edit]

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


  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. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  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. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Adenocarpus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 


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