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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.
Cullen corylifolium

[ILDIS]

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Babchi, Bavanchi, Bodi, Bukchi, Karpogam, Kavothi, Kavoti

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Bushy annual up to c. 1 m high, young parts ± densely appressed pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflet ovate to subcircular, up to 90 x 75 mm, coarsely dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes axillary, dense, up to c. 2 cm long and c. 20-flowered, long-pedunculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 5 mm long, yellowish or purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod about as long as the calyx, glabrous.
Distribution
S2 Djibouti, Socotra, S Arabia and eastwards to China.
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 150 m.
Vernacular
Geed biyood, hagan, sisimo (Somali).

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Environmental, Medicine, Miscellaneous, Toxins, Weed

[FSOM]
Use
The plant is much used in the traditional medicine.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, Djibouti, India, Iraq, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen

Extinct in:

Socotra

Introduced into:

Mauritius, Réunion

Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 8, 1979 Paterson, J.V. [393.J.V.P.], South Africa K000392579 holotype
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120645
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120646
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120637
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120643
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120641
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120648
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351], India Psoralea corylifolia K001120640
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120644
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120647
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351], India Psoralea corylifolia K001120639
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120642
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5351] Psoralea corylifolia K001120638

First published in Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. 2: 381 (1787)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of Oman 2: 1-220. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. & Heald, J. (1994). Legumes of Indo-China a checck-list: 1-164. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Townsend, C.C. (1974). Flora of Iraq 3: 1-662. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Ambasta, S. P. (1986). The useful plants of India
  • Bamber, C. J. (1915). Plants of the Punjab
  • Grimes, J. W. (1997). Austr. Syst. Bot. 10:565-648 A revision of Cullen
  • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
  • Kumar, S. & Sane PV (2003). Legumes of South Asia: a check-list. RBG Kew.
  • Polhill, R, M. (1990). Legumineuses. In: Flore des Mascareignes, Vol 80. J. Bosser et a
  • Senaratna, L. K. (2001). A check list of the flowering plants of Sri Lanka. Colombo.
  • Thuan, N. et al. (1987). In: Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam, Vol. 23. P.
  • Townsend, C. C. & Guest, E. (1974). Flora of Iraq. Vol. 3. Baghdad.

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