Sophora inhambanensis Klotzsch

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Sophora inhambanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Just south of Catembe, Maputo province

Sophora inhambanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Just south of Catembe, Maputo province

Sophora inhambanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Just south of Catembe, Maputo province

Sophora inhambanensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Just south of Catembe, Maputo province

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Synonyms: Sophora nitens Harv.
Sophora tomentosa sensu Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub up to 2 m high, most parts densely silvery-whitish velvety. Leaves imparipinnate, 7-12 cm long. mostly with 5-7 elliptic to obovate-oblanceolate leaflets; lateral leaflets 1.8-4 cm long; terminal leaflet 1.5-2 times as oblong as lateral ones. Inflorescences many-flowered terminal racemes, up to 25 cm long with persistent, linear-triangular bracts, up to 14 mm long. Flowers yellow. Pods constricted between the seeds like a string of beads.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inhambanensis: of Inhambane in southern Mozambique, where one of the type specimens was collected.
Habitat: Along sandy shores and beaches.
Altitude range: 0 - 20 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Also along the West coast of Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 31 July 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 87. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K. & Gillett, J.B. (1966). Notes on the genus Sophora in Africa, including an Asian species found near Zimbabwe Kirkia 5(2) Pages 264 - 266.

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 39 - 40. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 336. (Includes a picture).

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sophora inhambanensis
African Plant Database: Sophora inhambanensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sophora inhambanensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sophora inhambanensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sophora inhambanensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sophora inhambanensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sophora inhambanensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sophora inhambanensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sophora inhambanensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sophora inhambanensis
Plants of the World Online: Sophora inhambanensis
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Wikipedia: Sophora inhambanensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Sophora inhambanensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178160, retrieved 25 October 2020

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