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Sophora secundiflora (Ortega) DC., Cat. Hort. Monsp. 148. 1813. Parker, For.Fl.Punj.ed.3.169. 1956.

  • Broussonetia secundiflora Ortega
  • Calia secundiflora (Ortega) Yakovl.

    Evergreen shrub or small tree, bark smooth, young shoots pubescent, hairs white. Leaf imparipinnately compound, 10-15 cm long; leaflets 7-9, c. 3-5 cm long, c. 2-2.8 cm broad, obovate, coriaceous leathery shining; petiolule c. 3 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, 5-7.5 cm long. Flowers fragrant. Pedicel c. 7.5 mm long. Calyx c. 7.5 mm long, silky, 5-lobed. Vexillum c. 12- 13 mm long. Fruit c. 2.5-17.5 cm long, c. 1.2-1.9 mm broad, pubescent, constricted between the seeds. Seeds bright scarlet.

    Fl.Per.: March

    Cultivated in Kinnaird College, Lahore; native of Texas and Mexico.

    A slow growing, ornamental plant; cultivated in gardens.


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