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71. Fordia Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 23: 160. 1886.

干花豆属 gan hua dou shu

Authors: Zhi Wei & Les Pedley

Imbralyx R. Geesink.

Shrubs. Supra-axillary buds covered with many conspicuous subulate cataphylls. Stipules present, persistent or caducous. Leaves spirally arranged, imparipinnate; stipels filiform in Chinese species, persistent; leaflets opposite, rather larger pairs at middle of leaf rachis, basal 1 or 2 pairs rather smaller. Pseudoracemes cauliflorous or axillary on branchlets of previous year. Bracts shorter than corresponding flower buds. Calyx indistinctly 5-toothed. Petals clawed, sericeous at basal and apical margins; standard reflexed at base, without basal calluses. Stamens diadelphous; vexillary stamen free from other 9. Ovary sessile, with trichomes, with 2(or 3) ovules. Legume clavate, flat, thinly woody, without wings. Seeds 1 or 2 per legume, lenticular, smooth; radicle folded.

Eight species: SE Asia; two species (both endemic) in China.

1 Stipules falcate, persistent; leaves (19-)23- or 25-foliolate; leaflet blades oblong, 4-12 × 2.5-3 cm; pseudoracemes 15-40 cm; flowers 1.1-1.3 cm; legume 7-10 × 2-2.5 cm.   1 F. cauliflora
+ Stipules triangular-lanceolate, caducous; leaves 17-21-foliolate; leaflet blades ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-6 × ca. 1.5 cm; pseudoracemes 8-13 cm; flowers 0.8-1 cm; legume 3.5-6 × ca. 1.5 cm.   2 F. microphylla

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