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Genus: Laburnum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Two species, native to the mountainous regions of central and southern Europe, from France to the Balkan Peninsula. Both species are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Laburnum alpinum (Scots laburnum)

Native to southern Europe.


Laburnum anagyroides (Golden chain, Common laburnum)

Native to Europe.


Laburnum x watereri




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.