3602.000 Sophora L.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or rarely perennial herbs. Leaves compound, imparipinnate. Stipels 0. Inflorescences composed of axillary or terminal, few-many-flowered racemes. Bracts present, often large; bracteoles usually 0. Calyx with 5 lobes, the upper two often fused. Petals yellow, white, blue or purple. Stamens free. Anthers dorsifixed. Pod beaded, constricted between the seeds, often winged, dehiscent.

The cultivated tree formerly known as Sophora japonica is now placed in a separate genus, Styphnolobium.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, occurring mostly in the warmer regions of the world.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sophora velutina subsp. zimbabweensis

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velutina Lindl. subsp. zimbabweensis J.B. Gillett & Brummitt[End][DD]SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sophora:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sophora
Flora of Mozambique: Sophora

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sophora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sophora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sophora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sophora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sophora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sophora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=706, retrieved 17 April 2014

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