African Plant Database

Cullen tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W. Grimes
Information on the genus : Cullen
Basionym : Trigonella tomentosa Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trigonella tomentosa Thunb.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cullen obtusifolium (DC.) C.H. Stirt.
=Psoralea obtusifolia DC. (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to 0,7 m tall, erect (when a weed in cultivated land) but often procumbent or prostrate, mat- or cushion-forming, white strigose or grey hairy, sometimes glabrous, nearly eglandular;
Ecology : In a wide variety of habitats; grassy places, edges of pans and rivers, hot dry wooded grassland and scrubland on sandy soil; 90-1000 m alt.
  Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
  Psoralea holubii Burtt Davy [= Cullen holubii (Burtt Davy) C. H. Stirton] put in synonymy by Grimes seems to be a distinct species (fide Verdcourt in Fl. Zambes. 3(6): 44, 2000). [see more in the book]
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