Genista canariensis L. var. rhodopnoa

For information on the species see Genista canariensis L.  I have found no specific description of rhodopnoa and am unsure if it is worthy of status as a variety or should be considered as a synonym.  Cytisus rhodopnoa (Webb & Berthel.) Schouw, the name published in 1847, is given as a synonym of Teline canariensis (L.) Webb & Berthel. by D.J. Mabberley [Taxon, 33(3) p.439/1984].  In this paper Mabberley gives ‘rhodaphne’ as an alternative to ‘rhodopnoa’.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Johnson’s Dictionary lists Cytisus rhodophena, growing to 60cm with yellow flowers.  Origin or date of introduction not given.  This is possibly a spelling error with Cytisus rhodopnoa intended.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in 1857 catalogue [T.368/1857].


Published Jan 16, 2010 - 05:11 PM | Last updated Jan 16, 2010 - 05:17 PM

More details about Genista canariensis L. var. rhodopnoa
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Spain and the Canary Islands

  • Cytisus rhodopnoa (Webb & Berthel.) Schouw
  • Cytisus rhododaphne [Macarthur]
Common Name

Canary broom

Name in the Camden Park Record

Cytisus Rhododaphne 

Confidence level high