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Scientific Name: Sophora velutina Zimbabweensis
Alternative Names: Necklace Pod

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Sophora velutina Zimbabweensis


  • Perennial
  • Velvety Velutina is native to southern and south-eastern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe) and it is closely related to species which grows in Asia (SW China, NE and W India, Indonesia and Timor).
  • It has been suggested that it might be a descendant variety of a plant introduced centuries ago through trading contacts during the peak of the Zimbabwe culture.
  • Velvety Velutina is a shrub that can grow up to 2m tall and in summer it bears creamy-white flowers in terminal racemes followed by pods beaded with 1-4 seeds.
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