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.
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Other sources of information about Sophora:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: SophoraFlora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Sophora
(electronic Plant Information Center): SophoraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: SophoraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for SophoraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): SophoraKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sophora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=706, retrieved 30 April 2016