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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 (common name - common broom) is a species of pea in the family Fabaceae. It is found in both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Its conservation status (2018) is "Not Threatened" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.

Taxonomy & naming

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


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

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