Cullen (plant)

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Cullen pallidum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Psoraleeae
Genus: Cullen
  • Bauerella Schindl. 1926
  • Baueropsis Hutch. 1964
  • Meladenia Turcz. 1848

Cullen is a genus of legumes (family Fabaceae) native to tropical, subtropical and arid regions of Africa, Asia and Australia. Despite the origin implied in the name of the constituent species Cullen americanum, legumes of this genus are not native to the Americas.

Cullen was previously included in broad definitions of the allied genus Psoralea.

Cullen americana fruit