Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Psoralea L., Sp. Pl. 762-764 (1753)

Aromatic herbs, shrubs or small trees, usually glandular.  Lvs palmate or pinnate, 1-many-foliolate;  stipules free or adnate to petiole.  Infl. axillary or terminal, spicate or racemose, rarely fls in fascicles or solitary, bracteate.  Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed, rarely 2-fid.  Corolla purple, blue, red or white.  Vexillary stamen free or somewhat connate with others into a closed tube;  anthers usually uniform.  Style filiform, incurved; stigma terminal.  Pod usually ovate, included within the calyx, indehiscent, 1–2–(3)-seeded; seeds estrophiolate, with a short funicle.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Psoralea L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.