Cullen tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W. Grimes

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Cullen tomentosum

Photo: Christian Bravard
Near Upwo, Kaokoland, Namibia

Cullen tomentosum

Photo: Christian Bravard
Near Upwo, Kaokoland, Namibia

Cullen tomentosum

Photo: Christian Bravard
Near Upwo, Kaokoland, Namibia

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Synonyms: Cullen obtusifolia (DC.) C.H. Stirt.
Psoralea obtusifolia DC.
Trigonella tomentosa Thunb.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: tomentosum: tomentose, densely woolly
Habitat: Grassy areas, edges of pans and rivers, hot and dry wooded grassland and scrub, usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 7 October 2013

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225. as Psoralea obtusifolia

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 47.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 64.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cullen tomentosum., retrieved 26 May 2024

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