Psoralea pinnata, the fonteinbos or bloukeur (both of these common names are Afrikaans), is an erect shrub or small tree confined to a small habitat from the Cape Peninsula and stretching eastwards beyond False Bay. It grows along forest margins and near water courses. Some older literature sources make mention of a much larger distribution area including large parts of the summer rainfall area for this plant. This may be due to a narrower definition of the species having been adopted more recently? The flowers are light blue, mauve or nearly white, blooming from spring into autumn. The genus comprises a large number of attractive shrubs, many of which occur in the Western Cape (Bean and Johns, 2005; www.plantzafrica.com).