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86. Shuteria Wight & Arnott, Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 207. Oct 1834. not Shutereia Choisy (Aug 1834).
[nom. cons.]

宿苞豆属 su bao dou shu

Authors: Ren Sa & Michael G. Gilbert

Perennial twining or climbing herbs or subshrubs. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules and stipels deciduous or persistent; leaf­lets sessile or shortly petiolulate. Raceme axillary; flowers small, paired, clustered, or sparsely arranged; bracts and bracteoles 2, small, acute, persistent. Calyx campanulate; lobes shorter than tube, unequal, upper 2 connate. Corolla usually purple, light purple, or red, longer than calyx, 7-8 mm in diam.; standard ovate or broadly ovate, almost erect, without auricles, longer than other petals; wings narrow, oblique, with auricles, longer than keels and connate with them; keels straight and with blunt auricles and stipe. Sta­mens diadelphous; anthers small, uniform. Ovary subsessile or shortly stipitate; style inflexed, filiform, glabrous; stigma terminal, capitate. Legume linear, compressed, slightly curved, 4-5 cm, shortly stipitate or sessile, 4-11-ovuled, septate. Seeds suborbicular, oblong, or reniform; hilum short, without strophiole.

About six species: tropics and subtropics of Asia; four species (one endemic) in China.

Shuteria suffulta Wallich ex Bentham, native to India, Myanmar, and Thailand, has been recorded from Yunnan (Index Fl. Yunnan. 1984), but we have not seen any material.

1 Leaflet apex acuminate   (2)
+ Leaflet apex obtuse or slightly emarginate   (3)
2 (1) Hairs on stems and leaves ± adpressed; corolla ca. 8 mm.   1 S. ferruginea
+ Hairs on stems and leaves spreading; corolla 14-16 mm.   2 S. lancangensis
3 (1) Lower part of inflorescence axis with small, sessile, rounded or reniform leaflets.   3 S. involucrata
+ Lower part of inflorescence axis without sessile leaflets.   4 S. vestita

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