Sophora microphylla

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Sophora microphylla


Taxonavigation: Fabales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Sophoreae
Genus: Sophora
Sectio: S. sect. Edwardsia
Species: Sophora microphylla


Sophora microphylla Aiton (1789)


  • Homotypic
    • Edwardsia grandiflora var. microphylla (Aiton) Hook.f., Fl. New Zealand 1: 52. 1852.
    • Edwardsia microphylla Salisb., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 9: 299. 1808.
    • Sophora tetraptera var. microphylla (Aiton) Hook.f., Handb. N. Zeal. Fl. 53. 1864.


  • Aiton, W. 1789. Hort. Kew. 2: 43.
  • Heenan P.B., de Lange P.J. & Wilton A.D. 2001. Sophora (Fabaceae) in New Zealand: taxonomy, distribution and biogeography. New Zealand Journal of Botany. 39: 17-53 [1]
  • Smith, J.M.B. (iFirst, 2012): Evidence for long-distance dispersal of Sophora microphylla to sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. New Zealand journal of botany, doi: 10.1080/0028825X.2011.621715

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Kowhai
Māori: Kōwhai
norsk bokmål: Kowhaier
norsk nynorsk: Kowhai
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