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P. pinnata
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Psoraleeae
Genus: Psoralea
L. (1753)

111; see text

  • Bipontinia Alef. (1866)
  • Hallia Thunb. (1799)
  • Lotodes Kuntze (1891), nom. superfl.
  • Otholobium C.H.Stirt. (1981)
  • Ruteria Medik. (1787)

Psoralea is a genus in the legume family (Fabaceae) with 111 species of shrubs, trees, and herbs native to southern and eastern Africa, ranging from Kenya to South Africa.[1] In South Africa they are commonly referred to as fountainbush (English); fonteinbos, bloukeur, or penwortel (Afrikaans); and umHlonishwa (Zulu).[2]


111 species are accepted:[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Psoralea L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  2. ^ "Psoralea pinnata | PlantZAfrica". Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. ^ Two New Blue-Flowered Plant Species Discovered in South Africa
  4. ^ "Psoralea fasicularis DC". Plants of the World Online. 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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Data related to Psoralea at Wikispecies