Common name: Dusky Scurf-pea, Mountain Psoralea
Cullen microcephalum (Rchb. ex Kunze) J.W.Grimes APNI*
Synonyms: Psoralea adscendens F.Muell. APNI*
Psoralea microcephala Rchb. ex Kunze APNI*
Psoralea gunnii Hook.f. APNI*
Description: Trailing or ascending perennial herb; stems 30–80 cm long, ± glabrous or with sparse ± appressed dark hairs, gland-dotted.
Leaves to 15 cm long, palmately 3-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 2–7 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, apex ± acute, margins entire, upper surface dotted with dark glands; petiole mostly 4–10 cm long; stipules 3.5–7 mm long.
Inflorescence rachis 2–9 cm long; peduncle 8–28 cm long. Calyx 3–5 mm long, dark-hairy. Corolla 5–7 mm long, mauve-purple, pink or white.
Pods c. 3 mm long, glabrous, wrinkled, black.
Flowering: Flowers summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows chiefly in woodland at higher altitudes, south from Queanbeyan district.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G.J. Harden & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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