Sophora fraseri—Small-leaved Necklace Pod—FABACEAE.

Sophora fraseri

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Habitat—Grows in moist situations, often near rainforest.

Distribution—North from Casino district in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Sparsely branched shrub, 1 to 2 m high, softly pubescent.

Local occurrences


Leaves.— Compound, entire, leaflets 21 to 31, small, terminal leaf present, no oil dots or domatia, hairy, 6 to 15 cm long; leaflets usually 21 to 35, oblong to ovate, 5 to 25 mm long, 3 to 10 mm wide, apex obtuse or retuse, margins entire, pubescent; petiole 10 to 20 mm long; lateral petiolules 1 to 2 mm long.

Sophora fraseri
Sophora fraseri

Inflorescence.—Racemes c. 10 cm long; pedicels c. 10 mm long. Calyx c. 5 mm long. Corolla c. 10 mm long, pale yellow.


Fruit.—Pod moniliform, indehiscent, 3 to 10 cm long, up to 8 mm diam., sparsely hairy, irregularly constricted between seeds; seeds 2 to 7, c. 6 mm long.


Sophora fraseri