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Common name

English: Mediterranean gorse

German: Kleinblütiger Stechginster

Portuguese: Tojo


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Ulex (3)

            Epithet: parviflorus Pourret (2)

Synonyms: Ulex recurvatus Willk., Ulex scaber Kunze, Ulex welwitschianus Planch.

parviflorus => having small flowers, or smaller than the type

recurvatus => recurved, curved backwards

scaber => rough

welwitschianus => in honor of Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1806-1872), Austrian explorer and botanist working in Portugal and Angola


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ulex parviflorus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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