A small genus of dwarf branching shrubs closely allied to Cytisus, but distinguished from that and the neighbouring genera by the linear compressed pod being clothed with glandular prickles; hence the name, from 5 Adenocarpus 117 a gland, and

5 Adenocarpus 118 a fruit. All, except one or two tropical African species, from the Mediterranean region. The species are rarely seen in gardens, and only hardy in the South-west of England.

1. A. intermedins. - Leaves small, trifoliolate. Flowers yellow, racemose, very much resembling those of the smaller flowered Brooms. Spring.