Psoralea Seed, Malay Tea, Cot Chu, Ku Tzu Malaysia, Scurf-pea, Malaysian Scurfpea, P’o Ku Chih, Pha Cot Chi, Bemchi, Bawchi, Babachi;
Branched annual herb up to 1.2 m tall, puberulent; leaves unifoliate, up to 8 cm long, but sometimes with much smaller lateral leaflet, surface covered with black glands, base rounded or cordate, margin irregularly coarsely dentate; flowers bluish or yellowish, on pedunculate short head or condensed raceme; pod black, ovoid, 5 mm, glabrous.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Bakuchi (Bawchi) and Leucoderma:  Bawchi i.e. Psoralea corylifoila is well reputed herb for Vitiligo or Leucoderma. Although we are aware of only one type of Bawchi but the Traditional Healers are aware of tens of types of Bawchi. They practice Traditional Allelopathic Knowledge to get Bawchi of desired types. Last week my article (?) on this aspect published in local newspaper.

Here is link https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0Bz…


 

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Climber for ID: Photo taken at Chandigarh today i.e on 26th July, 2011

Flowers purple very small
leaves like that of strawberry


I hope Cullen corylifolium, scurfy pea, bakuchi, an important medicinal plant


also think this is Psoralea corylifolia or bakuchi.


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Wild flower identification needed: This wild flower I photographed at Pune, in November.2010.
Please help me identify this.

Anyway I had seen this plant last 2 years in some what similar season. in Kothrud Karve Nagar area growing wild. Attaching my images.


Yes, …. I too think that this would most probably Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik. of Leguminosae family.
Thanks .. for posting wonderful pictures that depicts almost all characters of the species except the habit and habitat.


Cullen corylifolium (L) Medik.
It is Cullen corylifolium commonly known as Bavchi
-Stems and branches covered with white hairs & red glands
_Leaves 2.3-7×2.0-5.5 cm broadly elliptic, apex mucronate, margin inciso-dentate
_Flowers bluish purple
_Pods ovoid-oblong black 1 seeded


 

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For Id 101110:  I have only one more pic of “Cullen corylifolia“, which is not much clear, but attaching it anyway. This plant photographed is a wild shrub .
Location- Warje( Pune), Alongside NH-4, which passes through Pune. Date-10/ 11/2010.


Thanks for showing its natural habitat which was lacking in my pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

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Flora of Shimla region- Psoralea corylifolia fron YS Parmar University of Forestry Nouni:  Psoralea corylifolia from YS Parmar University of Forestry Nouni


Yes good one.
Earlier Cullen corylifolia


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Cullen corylifolium from Delhi: Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik., Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Öcon. Ges. 2:380. 1787

Syn: Psoralea corylifolia L.
Branched annual herb up to 1.2 m tall, puberulent; leaves unifoliate, up to 8 cm long, but sometimes with much smaller lateral leaflet, surface covered with black glands, base rounded or cordate, margin irregularly coarsely dentate; flowers bluish or yellowish, on pedunculate short head or condensed raceme; pod black, ovoid, 5 mm, glabrous.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi


 

 

Nice one again. I am observing some plants in Pune with totally white flowers. Must be a variation.


 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Shrubs/Herbs : Cullen corylipholia:  Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Shrubs/Herbs :
Cullen corylipholia / Psoralea cryllipholia
Widely growing in open spaces near Paud road Warje Karve nagar. Pune


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Cullen corylifolia-PKA26: Came across this Shrub near “Pashan Lake, Pune”.
Bot. name: Cullen corylifolia
Family: Fabaceae
Local Marathi name: Bawchi


Yes a widespread weed in Pune


 

 

 

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Flora frm Pune- Is this Cullen corylifolium ?: I photographed this plant thinking dat it is Cullen corylifolium/ Scurfy Pea . But I read that Scurfy Pea ‘s flowers r lilac . So is it some other Cullen sp. ?
Photographed in d wild at Pune, dated- 05 th Oct 11.


Yes its Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik is correct name for the plant and Psoralea corylifolia L. is basionym..

The plant is highly medicinal, can cure white pathches on body..


So Cullen corylifolium ‘s flowers can b while or lilac ? I was little confused cuz the flowers here r white.


Yes it is Cullen corylifolia.
I have also noticed many white flowered plants around Pune. The number of plants is increasing year after year around Pune in open places.


 

 

 

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ID Request 270813SG-B : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.

 

Requesting ID of following:
A weed grown immediate under a Custard apple tree, about 4-5 feet height. All branches from bottom mixed with branches of custard apple tree. Its leaves were almost eaten up by number of larvae while custard apple leaves were not attacked.

Photographed on 26Aug13 at Dhavlas, Maharashtra


 

Seems Cullen corylifolium (=Psoralia corylifolia) Fabaceae.


Yes. Agree with …

 


 

 

 

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Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik.SN Mar 39 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik (= Psoralia corylifolia L.), Fam Fabaceae, herb, growing pady field area, fruits/seeds used in psoriasis. It is observed in Tamilnadu and Andhrapradesh.


 

Nice to see, never seen this growing wild..


 

Nice photographs. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see habit photographs also.


 

Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik., Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Öcon. Ges. 2:380. 1787

Syn: Psoralea corylifolia L
Branched annual herb up to 1.2 m tall, puberulent; leaves unifoliate, up to 8 cm long, but sometimes with much smaller lateral leaflet, surface covered with black glands, base rounded or cordate, margin irregularly coarsely dentate; flowers bluish or yellowish, on pedunculate short head or condensed raceme; pod black, ovoid, 5 mm, glabrous.

Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Cullen corylifolium :: Punjab :: NS OCT 30/30 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

This much branched and tall herb is growing in various herbal and medicinal plant gardens..

Present shots are from Botanical garden of Punjabi University, Patiala


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Came across this Shrub near “Pashan Lake, Pune”.
Bot. name: Cullen corylifolia
Family: Fabaceae
Local Marathi name: Bawchi



A wild plant seen today (22.11.20) in Nasik.


This is close to Cullen corylifolium.

But I am unable to find white flowered ones on searching.
There were many plants in that area, with Purple and White flowers on different plants.


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