Common name: Necklace Pod
India (N): Andhra Pradesh, Bihar , Delhi; Goa , Gujarat, Karnataka; Kerala , Maharashtra, Orissa; Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & other countries as per ILDIS;

Sophora tomentosa, also known as necklacepod, yellow necklacepod, and occasionally as silver bush, is a pantropical[1] shrub or small tree in the family Fabaceae. It commonly ranges in height from 4 to 10 feet and often occurs in coastal conditions and near wetlands.[2] The common name Necklacepod is derived from the characteristic string of seed pods that develop after its yellow flowers germinate into seeds.

Necklacepod is a nectar plant for bees, butterflies, and in parts of the Americas hummingbirds as well. It is suggested for use by native plant enthusiasts in Florida as a good landscape plant for xeriscaping[3] but it only naturally occurs in coastal counties in the central and southern part of the state,[2] while closely related varieties occur in Texas, and the Caribbean.[4] The variety of Necklacepod growing in Australia is considered an endangered species in some areas due to the clearing of coastal habitat and displacement by invasive species.[5]

In Sri Lanka, the plant is known as Moodu Murunga.The inedible pod has some similarities to the Murunga (Drumstick) pod. It has been used to make fish poisons, insect and spider repelleents etc., esp in Africa.[citation needed]

(From Wikipedia  on 19.11.14)

images by Aarti S. Khale




Ornamental Bush For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 310714 : AK-45 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Cultivated, ornamental bush seen at Lalbagh on 28/7/14.

No flowers or pods when the picture was taken.

I was lucky to find the flowers today.
Seems to be Necklace Pod, Sophora tomentosa.
Adding a picture of the flowers taken today.



Plant for ID :: Thane :: ARKDEC11 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Seen this plant in a cultivated garden in Thane in December 2016.
I could manage only these pics, would they be enough to help in ID. A slender pod can also be seen in the flower pic, although it is out of focus.

Looks like some Sophora species. Closer to S. tomentosa.
Sophora in eFI.

Thank you … The pics match with those posted by …



Sophora tomentosa :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 01 MAY 18 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.

Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl

Sophora tomentosa  L.


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