Carmichaelia australis
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Taubert (1891)
Scientific classification
C. australis
Binomial name
Carmichaelia australis
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Occurrence data from AVH

Carmichaelia acuminata Kirk
Carmichaelia aligera G.Simpson
Carmichaelia arenaria G.Simpson
Carmichaelia corymbosa Colenso
Carmichaelia cunninghamii Raoul
Carmichaelia egmontiana (Cockayne & Allan) G.Simpson
Carmichaelia flagelliformis Colenso
Carmichaelia hookeri Kirk
Carmichaelia micrantha Colenso
Carmichaelia muelleriana Regel
Carmichaelia multicaulis Colenso
Carmichaelia ovata G.Simpson
Carmichaelia paludosa Cockayne
Carmichaelia rivulata G.Simpson
Carmichaelia robusta Kirk
Carmichaelia silvatica G.Simpson
Carmichaelia solandri G.Simpson
Carmichaelia stricta Lehm.
Carmichaelia subulata Kirk
Carmichaelia violacea Kirk
Genista compressa Sol. ex A.Cunn.

Carmichaelia australis or common broom[3] is a species of pea in the family Fabaceae. It is native to New Zealand and found in both the North and South Islands.[1] Its conservation status (2018) is "Not Threatened" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.[4]

Taxonomy and naming

The species was first described by Robert Brown in 1825.[1][2] The specific epithet, australis, means "southern".[3] The earliest collected specimen was collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander in 1769 (AK102896) and is held in Auckland Museum.[5]


C. solandri G.Simpson is accepted as a different species by ILDIS,[6] but not by Plants of the World Online,[1] nor by Allan (1961),[7] nor Heenan (1996).[8] (Heenan's extensive list of synonyms differs from that of Plants of the World Online.) See also: NZFlora Carmichaelia australis.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Carmichaelia australis R.Br. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b Brown, R. (1825) Carmichaelia australis. South-Sea Carmichaelia. The Botanical Register: Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants, Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment 11: 912, pl. 912
  3. ^ a b "Carmichaelia australis". New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla, J. W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.M.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R. (2018). "Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017" (PDF). New Zealand Threat Classification Series. 22: 58. OCLC 1041649797.
  5. ^ "Occurrence record: AK102896 Carmichaelia australis". Australasian Virtual Herbarium. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  6. ^ "- ILDIS LegumeWeb". Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  7. ^ Allan, H.H. (1961). Flora of New Zealand. 1. Christchurch: Botany division, D.S.I.R. pp. 1–1085.
  8. ^ Heenan, P.B. (1996). "A taxonomic revision of Carmichaelia (Fabaceae - Galegeae) in New Zealand (part II)". New Zealand Journal of Botany. 34 (2): 157–177. doi:10.1080/0028825X.1996.10410680. pdf

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