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 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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tetraptera J.F. Mill.

Other sources of information about Sophora:

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Flora of Mozambique: Sophora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sophora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sophora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sophora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sophora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sophora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sophora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sophora
JSTOR Plant Science: Sophora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sophora
Plants of the World Online: Sophora
Tropicos: Sophora
Wikipedia: Sophora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sophora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=706, retrieved 30 May 2024

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