Catalan common name : Acàcia del Japó. Sòfora.
Spanish common name : Acacia del Japón. Sófora.
General distribution : Chinese-Japanese
Flowering time : July. August.
Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.
Habitat : Gardens.
Observations : In the autumn the leaves take on yellowish hues before falling.
Origen : Àsia oriental.
Location on-campus UIB : S'observen quatre exemplars des de la Carretera de Valldemossa a la zona de Cas Jai.
Description : Deciduous tree that reaches up to 25 m in height. Leaves are 14 to 22 cm in height, alternate odd-pinnate, with 5-10 pairs of elliptic-lanceolate folioles with short petioles, 3-5 cm in length and 2-2.5 cm in width, dark green in colour and hairless on the obverse side, blue –green and slightly pilose on the reverse. Flowers are creamy yellow, arranged in terminal panicles and auxiliary racemes. Fruit is a dangling legume, greenish with a fleshy appearance, looks like a necklace as it is composed of a series of more or less round segments that surround the dark olive to black coloured seeds.
Flowering period : July-august