The plant contains cytosine, which resembles nicotine and is similarly toxic
There are no edible uses listed for Sophora moorcroftiana.
Used as an insecticide
. No more details.
Used as a fuel in areas where other wood is scarce
The seed is diuretic and stomachic
. A paste of the seeds is used in the treatment of gastric troubles
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse
. Pre-soak stored seed for 12 hours in hot (not boiling) water and sow in late winter in a greenhouse
. Prick out the seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle into individual pots in the greenhouse, and grow them on for 2 years under protected conditions. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer of their third year.
Cuttings of young shoots with a heel, July/August in a frame.
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Succeeds in a well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun
. It grows best in the warmer areas of the country where the wood will be more readily ripened and better able to withstand winter cold
Closely related to S. davidii.
Plants should be container-grown and planted out whilst young, older plants do not transplant well.
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Sophora moorcroftiana. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Sophora moorcroftiana.
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