Catalan common name : Gatosa. Gatova vera.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)
Endemisms : Balearic Islands
Flowering time : May.
Life-forms : Chameophyte.
Habitat : Stony soils in windy areas.
IUCN Category : Vulnerable
Characteristics : This broom is endemic to Mallorca, densely spined and in the form of small, round bushes especially in windy areas. The stems are thick and rigid, and the trifoliolate leaves fall-off with ease. The flowers are yellow and solitary. Can be confused with Genista lucida, which is also very spiny and rounded in shape, but can be told apart as for the later the stems are less rigid with finer spines, with only simple leaves. Flowers in May.
Status : Endèmica.