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14. Archidendron kerrii (Gagnepain) I. C. Nielsen, Adan­sonia, n.s. 19: 29. 1979.

碟腺棋子豆 die xian qi zi dou

Pithecellobium kerrii Gagnepain, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 99: 49. 1952; Abarema kerrii (Gagnepain) Kostermans; A. yun­nanensis Kostermans; Albizia yunnanensis (Kostermans) Y. H. Huang (1983), not T. L. Wu (1981); Archidendron yunnanense (Kostermans) I. C. Nielsen; Cylindrokelupha kerrii (Gagnepain) T. L. Wu; C. yunnanensis (Kostermans) T. L. Wu.

Trees, small, 3-8 m tall. Branchlets brown, terete, gla­brous. Leaf petiole 2-5 cm; petiolar gland plate-form, at inser­tion of pinna and first leaflet pair; pinnae 1 pair; leaflets 1-3 pairs, opposite or subopposite, ovate, elliptic, or lanceolate, 6-14 × 3-6 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, abaxially conspicuous, base cuneate or acute, apex acu­minate or acute. Heads 10-15-flowered, 8-10 mm in diam., arranged in axillary or terminal loose panicles. Calyx urceolate or cup-shaped, 2.3-3 mm; teeth irregular. Corolla tubular or narrowly funnel-shaped, 6-8 mm, glabrous; lobes narrowly del­toid or oblong, 2-3 mm, apex puberulent. Staminal tube ca. as long as corolla tube or shorter. Ovary glabrous; stipe ca. 1.5 mm. Legume cylindric, ca. 10 × 2-2.5 cm, straight; valves brown. Seeds 6 or 7, shortly cylindric at middle, 5-7 mm high, 1.3-2 cm in diam., both ends turbinate; testa black, crustaceous. Fl. May, fr. Aug.

Dense forests; 200-1800 m. Guangxi, SE Xizang, Yunnan [India, Laos, Vietnam].

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, Archidendron kerrii was reported from Arunachal Pradesh, the SE Xizang-India border region (Dash, S. S. & M. Sanjappa. 2011. Nelumbo 53: 7-16).


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