Species name:

Bituminaria bituminosa (Psoralea bituminosa)

Taxonomy

Species

bituminosa

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

(L.) C.H.Stirt.

Distribution

Euro - Mediterranean area, Africa, Macaronesia, Asia and North America. In Italy prefers dry grasslands, fallow field and bushes (0 - 1000 m)

Utility

Forage crop, phytostabilization of heavy metal contaminated soil. Used in phytotherapy. It contains compounds of large pharmaceutical interest. It provides a good contribution of food mainly to wild bees. Biodiversity

Flowering time

V - V

Pollen colour

/

Pollen

+

Nectar

++

Pollen characteristic

Bituminaria bituminosa
Bituminaria bituminosa
Bituminaria bituminosa
Equatorial view : Oval, Oblate
Bituminaria bituminosa
Bituminaria bituminosa
Bituminaria bituminosa