Retama

Closeup of yellow Retama flowers from the Peruvian Highlands
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Retama (Wikipedia)

Retama
Retama raetam (Puntagorda) 02.jpg
White flowers of Retama rhodorhizoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Subfamily:Papilionoideae
Tribe:Genisteae
Genus:Retama
Raf.
Species

4–14; see text.

Synonyms
  • Lygos Adans., nom. rej.

Retama is a genus of flowering bushes in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the broom tribe, Genisteae. Retama broom bushes are found natively in North Africa, the Levant and some parts of southern Europe. Retama raetam and Retama monosperma have white flowers, while Retama sphaerocarpa has yellow flowers. It remains an open question in taxonomy whether the members of the genus Retama should be incorporated into the genus Genista (see Genisteae).

The species contain cytisine, a toxic alkaloid.

In the Spanish language the name "retama" is in common use for broom bushes in general, including the genus Retama.

Retama (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From the genus name.

Noun

retama (plural retamas)

  1. (botany) Any of the genus Retama of flowering bushes.

Anagrams

  • Matera, Tamera, tramae

Spanish

Etymology

Arabic رَتَم(ratam).

Noun

retama f (plural retamas)

  1. (botany) Spanish broom, Spartium junceum
    Synonyms:
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