Japanese pagoda tree Sophora japonica, from here.

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.

The Sophoreae is a primarily tropical tribe of the Papilionoideae, many members of which are small trees. Sophoreae are distinguished by the possession of free stamens and pinnate leaves (Rendle 1925).

    |--Edwardsia SW03
    |    |--E. grandiflora C55
    |    |--E. macnabiana D03
    |    |--E. microphylla Al27
    |    |--E. prostrata Al27
    |    `--E. tetraptera [=Sophora tetraptera] SW03
    `--Sophora SW03
         |--S. chathamica An27
         |--S. grandiflora An27
         |--S. japonica MH98
         |--S. microphylla SW03
         |--S. prostrata An27
         `--S. tomentosa H09

*Type species of generic name indicated


[Al27] Allan, H. H. 1927. The vegetation of Mount Peel, Canterbury, New Zealand. Part 2. – The grassland and other herbaceous communities. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 73-89.

[An27] Andersen, J. C. 1927. Popular names of New Zealand plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 905-977.

[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[D03] Dusén, P. 1903. The vegetation of western Patagonia. In Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899, vol. 8 – Botany (W. B. Scott, ed.) pp. 1-34. The University: Princeton (New Jersey).

[H09] Hedley, C. 1909. The Marine Fauna of Queensland: Address by the President of Section D. Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science: Brisbane.

[MH98] Morikawa, H., A. Higaki, M. Nohno, M. Takahashi, M. Kamada, M. Nakata, G. Toyohara, Y. Okamura, K. Matsui, S. Kitani, K. Fujita, K. Irifune & N. Goshima. 1998. More than a 600-fold variation in nitrogen dioxide assimilation among 217 plant taxa. Plant, Cell and Environment 21: 180-190.

Rendle, A. B. 1925. The Classification of Flowering Plants vol. 2. Dicotyledons. Cambridge University Press.

[SW03] Song, D., & Q. Wang. 2003. Systematics of the longicorn beetle genus Coptomma Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae). Invertebrate Systematics 17: 429-447.

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