Sophora tetraptera

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Sophora tetraptera
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Large-leaved kōwhai foliage (from Taupo)
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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.[3] S. tetraptera has larger more widely spaced leaves than the other seven species of kōwhai.[3]

Large-leaved kōwhai flowers
Botanical Magazine vol. 5: t. 167 (1792) S.T.Edwards

Etymology[edit]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sophora tetraptera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  2. ^ Mueller, J.S. (1780) Icones Novae: t. 1
  3. ^ a b "Sophora tetraptera | New Zealand Plant Conservation Network". Nzpcn.org.nz. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ Crittenden, F.J. (ed.) (1951) The Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening, (4 vols), Clarendon Press, Oxford.

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