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Psoralea pinnata Cape Town 5.JPG
P. pinnata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Psoraleeae
Genus: Psoralea

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Psoralea is a genus in the legume family (Fabaceae) with over 60 closely related species native to southern Africa.[2] In South Africa they are commonly referred to as fountainbush (English); fonteinbos, bloukeur, or penwortel (Afrikaans); and umHlonishwa (Zulu).[3]


Ref: [1]


  1. ^ "Psoralea". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Psoralea L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. ^ "Psoralea pinnata | PlantZAfrica". Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  4. ^ Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South Africa
  5. ^ "Psoralea fasicularis DC". Plants of the World Online. 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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