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Pagoda tree (Styphnolobium/Sophora)

Family:

legumes (Fabaceae)

Flowering period:

July to August

Distribution:

prevalent from Japan through Korea to China, in steppeland forests and dry forests on nutrient-rich soils, prefers warmth, usually frost-hardy, often cultivated

Appearance:

medium-sized, deciduous trees, leaves odd-pinnate, leaflets ovate, upper side of leaves shiny dark green, bottom side bluish and densely covered in hair, leaves similar to those of Robinia (but take on a brilliant yellow colour in autumn), creamy white flowers in long panicles, long, bare pods as fruit, the seeds are separated by constrictions in the pod

Allergenicity:

not known

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat:
Ass. Prof. Dr. Siegfried Jäger (Medizinische Universität Wien)
Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhart Jarisch (Floridsdorfer Allergie Zentrum)
Mag. Matthias Werchan (Charité Berlin)
Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Christian Bergmann (Charité Berlin)

Quellen:

Österreichischer Pollenwarndienst, Medizinische Universität Wien, Österreich
Charité, Allergie-Zentrum-Charité, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Berlin, Deutschland
Wikipedia
www.alles-zur-allergologie.de
22 Jahre Blüh- und Fruktifikationsuntersuchungen der Waldbaumarten im Lehrforst Ofenbach/Rosalia. R. Litschauer. 2010. Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft, BFW-Berichte 144, 36 pp.
Waldbau auf soziologisch-ökologischer Grundlage. H. Mayer 1977. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart – New York, 482 pp.

Flowers (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Flowers (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Flowers with pinnate leaves in the background (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Flowers with pinnate leaves in the background (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Fruit (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
Fruit (Image rights: Katharina Bastl)
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