Genista monspessulana

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCanary Broom, Cape Broom, Common Broom, French Broom, Montpellier Broom, Soft Broom
SynonymsCytisus canariensis auct. non (L.) Kuntze; Cytisus canariensis (L.) Kuntze; Cytisus candicans (L.) Lam.; Cytisus monspessulana orth. var. S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Pickard; Cytisus monspessulanus L.; Genista canariensis L.; Genista candicans L.; Genista maderensis auct. non (Webb & Berthel.) Lowe; Genista maderensis (Webb & Berthel.) Lowe; Teline maderensis Webb & Berthel.; Teline monspessulana (L.) K.Koch
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeEurope, Mediterranean
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)North America, Oceania, South America, southern Africa
Habitat types (exotic)Bushland, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Dry sclerophyll forest, Forest, Grasslands, Heathlands, Pastures, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Thickets, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Infertile - low fertility
Decade of introduction1850

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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