African Plant Database


Psoralea arborea Sims
Family : FABACEAE
Information on the genus : Psoralea
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Psoralea latifolia (Harv.) C. H. Stirt.
=Psoralea pinnata var. latifolia Harv. (1862)
=*Psoralea affinis auct. sensu Hutch. & Dalziel, non Eckl. & Zeyhr.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody shrub or subshrub 1-3,5 m tall, covered in blackish-red glands; branches striate, hairy or glabrous; leaflets 5-7, 3-30x2-20 mm; flower standard dark violet or blue, wings paler, keel white with violet purple apex. Cassia-like shrub.
Ecology : Rocky places near waterfalls; 700-800 m alt.
  S. Africa.
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
Map
carte afrique num 63346
 
Record n°63346
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