Genista linifolia

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesFlax Broom, Flax-leaved Broom, Mediterranean Broom
SynonymsCytisus linifolius (L.) Lam.; Teline linifolia (L.) Webb & Berthel.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyBallistic, Fleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeMediterranean
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Heathlands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Thickets, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Acidic, Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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