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Genus Sophora Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

Description: Shrubs or trees.

Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; stipules small.

Inflorescenses racemes, simple and terminal or forming terminal panicles; bracts small, caducous. Calyx tubular, teeth small. Standard broad, erect; wings oblong, erect; keel similar to wings, scarcely fused. Stamens free or diadelphous and sheath fused less than halfway. Ovary shortly stipitate; style incurved; stigma terminal.

Fruit moniliform, terete or ± compressed, ± woody, often indehiscent; seeds apparently without aril.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 50 species, tropical to temperate regions. Australia: c. 3 species (1 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W., N.T.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Sophora howinsula

 Key to the species 
1Leaves with more than 20 leaflets; leaflets usually less than 20 mm longSophora fraseri
Leaves with less than 20 leaflets; leaflets mostly more than 20 mm longSophora tomentosa

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