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.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
inhambanensis KlotzschN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
tomentosa L. subsp. tomentosa N,GI

Other sources of information about Sophora:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Sophora
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Sophora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=706, retrieved 19 June 2024

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