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Sophora toromiro

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The mother plant from Göteborg Lustgårdar.

Winter dress.

An older branch with the characteristic periderm.

Author:  Carl Johan Fredrik Skottsberg 1922
Family:  Fabaceae
Habitat:   Rapa Nui (Easter Islands)
Soil:   Well drained soil
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  15-50 centimetres
Height:  3-5 meters
Flower:   Yellow
Propagate:   Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:   -
Synonyms:  Edwardsia toromiro, Rudolph Amandus Philippi

This, in nature extinct, bush from the Fabaceae family was given this name by  Carl Johan Fredrik Skottsberg in 1922. It was only found on Rapa Nui (Easter Islands), and hopefully, it will again some day. It grows in a well drained loam compost with some water and some to lots of sun.

Sadly, it has been extinct in the wild. The last tree was known from 1917 to 1962, but it is said there exist at least two clones in cultivation.

Subfamily: Faboideae. Tribe: Sophoreae.

This is a small fruit. It can get 5-7 beans in each.