1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Cullen Medik.
      1. Cullen tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W.Grimes

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Angola to Cape Prov. and Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, B. Verdcourt. Flora Zambesiaca 3:6. 2000

    Habit
    Herb up to 60 cm tall, often mat- or cushion-forming, white strigose or grey hairy but eventually ± glabrous; branches many, pale, up to 75 cm long (up to 9 m fide Forbes), widely spreading prostrate to ascending from a much branched rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets 3–30× 2–20 mm, obovate or elliptic, obtuse at the apex, plicate, with margin slightly dentate to lobulate-crenate, glandular, thinly grey pubescent; petioles 0.5–7 cm long; stipules 2.5–3.5 × 1.25–2 mm, triangular to ovate, ciliate and grey pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spicate or subcapitate with 3–8 flowers; peduncle 5–28 mm long; rhachis 3–27 mm long with 1–6 nodes; pedicels very short.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube 1.5–3 mm long; lobes unequal, lanceolate to ovate, ciliate, hairy outside, pilose inside, the upper 1–2 × 0.5–1 mm, the lowest, 2–3 × 1–1.5 mm.
    Corolla
    Corolla white and blue or pink; standard 3–5(7) × 3–4.5 mm with claw 1–2 mm long, ± obovate; wings 3–4.5 × 1–2 mm, with a linear claw 1.5–4 mm long; keel 2–3 × 1.5 mm with linear claw 2–2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 3.8–5 × 2.5–3 × 1.75–2.5 mm, oblong-reniform, densely white hairy and glandular.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Cullen tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W.Grimes appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 29, 2002 unknown, Botswana K000007466
    Jul 29, 2002 Mogg, A.O.D. [8003], Botswana K000007467
    Jul 29, 2002 Smith, P.A. [3194], Botswana K000007464
    Jul 29, 2002 Lambrecht, F.L. [317], Botswana K000007465
    Jul 29, 2002 Yalala, A. [40], Botswana K000007468
    Jul 29, 2002 Yalala, A. [40], Botswana K000007469
    Jul 29, 2002 Skarpe, Christina [S86], Botswana K000007470
    Jul 29, 2002 Skarpe, Christina [S86], Botswana K000007471
    Jul 29, 2002 Cleghorn, W.B. [2075], Zimbabwe K000007472
    Jul 29, 2002 Cleghorn, W.B. [1810], Zimbabwe K000007473
    Jan 1, 1994 Gossweiler, J. [10847], Angola K000007475
    Jan 1, 1994 Burchell [1214] K000392577 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1994 Holub, E. [s.n.], South Africa K000392578 holotype
    Welwitsch, F.M.J. [1988], Angola K000007474

    First published in Austral. Syst. Bot. 10: 589 (1997)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Verdcourt, B. (2000). Flora Zambesiaca 3(6): 1-175. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0