3703.010 Cullen Medik.

Description of the genus

Mat-forming perennial herb (in ours) with many spreading stems arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to elliptic, not linear; margin entire or (in ours) dentate to crenate. Inflorescences composed of false racemes or spikes, each bearing 3-8 flowers. Calyx teeth unequal, the lowest the longest. Fruit 1-seeded, indehiscent, ellipsoid to spherical, bearing conspicuous black glandular warts.

Worldwide: 35 species occurring in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Cullen tomentosum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W. GrimesGIImage

Other sources of information about Cullen:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cullen
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cullen

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cullen
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cullen
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cullen
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cullen
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cullen
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cullen
JSTOR Plant Science: Cullen
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cullen
Plants of the World Online: Cullen
Tropicos: Cullen
Wikipedia: Cullen

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cullen.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=723, retrieved 30 November 2023

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