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151. Onobrychis Miller, Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4. 1754.

驴食豆属 lü shi dou shu

Authors: Langran Xu & Byoung-Hee Choi

Herbs [or shrublets]. Stipules dry membranous, connate or rarely distinct. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflet blades opposite, margin entire. Racemes axillary, with a long peduncle, with bracts and bracteoles. Calyx campanulate. Corolla purple, pinkish purple, or pale yellow. Stamens diadelphous (9+1); anthers uniform. Ovary sessile, with 1 or 2 ovules; style filiform; stigma capitate. Legume usu­ally with 1 article, subglobose, inflated, indehiscent, with elevated veins, usually prickly.

About 130 species: N Africa, C and SW Asia, Europe; three species (one introduced) in China.

Species of this genus are good fodder plants.

1 Annuals; articles with a broad membranous margin.   1 O. pulchella
+ Perennials; articles with a non-membranous margin   (2)
2 (1) Native species; racemes without caespitose trichomes before anthesis.   2 O. tanaitica
+ Cultivated species; racemes with caespitose trichomes before anthesis.   3 O. viciifolia

Lower Taxa


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