EPPO Global Database

Cullen americanum(PSRAM)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PSRAM
  • Preferred name: Cullen americanum
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Rydberg


Mediterranean (western). Cultivated in northern Europe, this plant was mistakenly believed to have a North American origin, on which Linnaeus based the specific epithet "americanum".  The species has since been introduced into North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Psoralea americana Linnaeus
Psoralea dentata de Candolle

Common names
Name Language
scurfy pea English
higueruela Spanish
trifoglio oleoso Italian