Sophora derived from Arabic and means tree with pea flowers. Specific epithet is in honor davidii Abbe Armand David, a French missionary and naturalist who contributed to the knowledge of flora and fauna of China.
Sophora davidii is from Hubei, China, where it grows on rocky places at elevations of 1 000 - 3 500 m.
Sophora davidii - thorny shrub, 1,5-3 m high. Glabra pubescent or low strain. Stipele brown spinescente, 2-3 mm long, is linifica time. Leaves alternate, 2-6 cm long, imparipenat-compound, petiole 5-10 mm long, 2.5 cm long rachides, 5-8 pairs of Folio, opposite or sub-opposite, plus foliole terminal, 5.12 x 2 -- 4 mm, obovata, mucrOnati. Raceme terminal, short wing, pedunculate, peduncle 1 cm long, rachides 4 cm long, 7-12 flowers; bractei triangulation, sericeu, 1 mm long. Flowers 2 cm length <7 mm long calyx, dark purple, pubescent, lobes much shorter than the tube, 2 superior lobes obtuse, 3 lobes narrower and acute. Corola white to blue-violet; vexilum 20 x 7 mm, spatulate, the attenuated wing 16 x 4 mm, 15 x 3 mm hull. 10 free stamens. Ovary 1.5 cm long, pubescent. Blooms in June. Pods 3.6 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, brown, pubescent.
Culture - Minimum temperature -20 ° C. Grows well on poor soils, sunny. Adapt well in wet soil conditions but must be well drained.
Multiplication - the seeds. Is maintained for 24 hours in water at 40-70 ° C to germinate quickly. Hothouse soil can be removed in time have 2-3 leaves. Multiplication by drajoni, from mid July to September.
Diseases and pests - areUnreal plants can be attacked by Tetranychus spp .. Can be countered by natural, biological Phytoseiulus persimilis and Feltiella persicae, along with atmospheric humidity and with a good spraying leaves with water.
Sophora davidii - is a shrub with woody trunk and branching, do not require any maintenance cuts. In Yunnan is grown for vegetable protection of animals and birds.
Cultivation and varieties - 'Hans Fliegner' - dark blue flowers, slowly ascending.
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Trees and shrubs
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Clerodendrum bungei - ornamental species grown in parks and gardens and in pots but terraces. Leaves crushed leaves an unpleasant odor. In hot and humid climates become invasive.
Malus floribunda Siebold
Deciduu tree of 4.10 m high, native of Japan. Bark smooth, red-brown to gray on older branches is gray-brown. Floriferi buds are red. Leaves ovat-elliptic, alternate, deeply marigini soirees, ribbed, dark green in summer, yellow fall, 4-8 cm long, pinnate nervatiune.
Lotus maculatus Breitf.
Herbaceous, with the stem wood, under-shrub pendulum. Strain up to 1.5 m high, glabra, gray-green silky, internoduri 35-45 mm stipele children. Leaves imparipenat, 5 folio; foliole 10-25 x 1 mm, subulate or linear, convex upper and concave lower edges entire, top obtuse-rounded, surface moderately pubescent.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Cleome spinosa - flower spider
Herbaceous annual. Stem herbaceous, simple, viscid-pubescent, 1 m high. Leaves alternate, petiolate, palmate-compound. Petiole 10-15 cm long, glandular and pubescent. Folio 5-7, onblong-anceolate to elliptic, top acute - acuminata, the conical, 15 cm long, margin entire, glandular-pubescent on the upper surface and slightly pubescent on the underside. Raceme blossom, dense, compact, terminal.
Sedum acre - perennial species, succulent, native to Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, from 600 to 2200 m altitude, common dry soil, sand, walls, rocks and limestone soils.
Leaves in basal rosette, 5.12 x 1.5-3 mm, limb oblong-lanceolata, 1.3 mm peak cuspidata, dilated to the wing edges pinnate-lobate, 5 cm long stalks. Blossom wing, 20-40 cm, hispida, bracts 5-10 mm.