Sophora tetraptera

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Sophora tetraptera
Large-leaved kōwhai foliage (from Taupo)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Sophora
Species: S. tetraptera
Binomial name
Sophora tetraptera

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.[1]

Large-leaved kōwhai flowers


  1. ^ "Sophora tetraptera | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network". Retrieved 2015-11-28.