|Large-leaved kōwhai foliage (from Taupo)|
Sophora tetraptera, commonly known as large-leaved kōwhai, grows naturally only in the central east of the North Island in New Zealand. S. tetraptera has larger more widely spaced leaves than the other seven species of kōwhai.
The generic name, Sophora derives from the Arabic, sophora (any tree with pea-flowers), and the specific epithet, tetraptera, comes from the Greek (four-winged) and refers to the fruits.
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- "Sophora tetraptera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
- Mueller, J.S. (1780) Icones Novae: t. 1
- "Sophora tetraptera | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network". Nzpcn.org.nz. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- Crittenden, F.J. (ed.) (1951) The Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening, (4 vols), Clarendon Press, Oxford.
- Sophora tetraptera (Friends of Te Henui)
- The Endeavour Botanical Illustrations: Sophora tetraptera (Painting by Frederick Polydore Nodder, specimen from Teoneroa, Tegadu Bay, Tolaga Bay)
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