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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Sophora

Sophora japonica Linn.f., Mant. 1:68. 1767. Parker, For.Fl.Punj. ed. 3.169.1956.

A tall tree with spreading branches. Leaves c. 17.5-22.5 cm long; leaflets 7-17, c. 2.5-5 cm long, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, glossy above pubescent below; petiolulate. Inflorescence a loose panicle, c. 37 cm long Flower yellowish white, c. 1.2 cm long. Fruit c. 5-7.5 cm long, c. 8-9 mm broad, stalked, glabrous, terete.

Type: ‘Habitat in Japonia, Kleinhoff”..

Cultivated in Parachinar, Kurram Valley and Lahore; native of China and Japan.


 

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