Genus: Ulex

Ulex europaeus
Ulex europaeus

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Ulex L., Sp. Pl. 741. 2: 1753. Gen. Pl. 329. 1754. Genista-spartium Duhamel, TraitÈ Arbr. Arbust. 1: 261. 1755, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). LECTOTYPE: Ulex europaeus L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Key to the species of Ulex


List of Ulex Species

References to Ulex

  • Adey, M. 1978. The gorse and brooms pollinator survey. BSBI News 20: 7-8.
  • Bieniek, M. E.; Millington, W. F. 1968. Thorn formation in Ulex europaeus in relation to environmental and endogenous factors. Bot. Gaz. 129(2): 145-50.
  • Bieniek, M. E.; Millington, W. F. 1967. Differentiation of lateral shoots as thorns in Ulex europaeus. Amer. J. Bot. 54: 61-70.
  • Cubas, P.; Pardo, C. 1988. Morphology of the seeds of the genus Ulex L. (Genisteae: Papilionoideae). Lagascalia 15(suppl.): 275-83. (In Spanish: English summary)
  • Gutierrez, D.; Menendez, R.; Obeso, J. R. 1996. Effect of ovule position on seed maturation and seed weight in Ulex europaeus and Ulex gallii (Fabaceae). Canad. J. Bot. 74(6): 848-53.
  • Hoshovsky, M. 1989. Element stewardship abstract for Ulex europaeus- gorse.
  • Knight, G. 1996. Gorse pollination and seed production. Welsh Bul. Bot. Soc. British Isles 61: 4-5.
  • McClintock, E. 1979. The weedy brooms- where did they come from? Fremontia 6(4): 15-7.
  • Misset, M. T. 1992. Meiotic abnormalities during microsporogenesis and low fertility in prostrate ecotypes of Ulex species (Papilionoideae, Genisteae). Canad. J. Bot. 70(6): 1223-7.
  • Pandey, A. K.; Jha, S. S. 1989. Development and structure of seeds in some Genisteae (Papilionoideae-Leguminosae). Flora 181(5-6): 415-24.
  • Rothmaler, W. 1941. Revision der Genisteen. I. Monographien der Gattungen um Ulex. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 72: 69-116. (In German)