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85. Astragalus confertus Bunge, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg, sér. 7. 11(16): 23. 1868.

丛生黄耆 cong sheng huang qi

Plants 2-10 cm tall, acaulescent to shortly caulescent, densely caespitose; hairs appressed to subappressed, in vegeta­tive parts mostly white, 0.2-0.4 mm, sometimes mixed with black hairs. Stems mostly numerous, very short or to up to 5 cm, sparsely to loosely hairy. Leaves 1-2.5 cm; stipules 3-4 mm, free from petiole or shortly adnate, but distinctly connate before petiole, high connate behind stem, sparsely to rather densely hairy; petiole 0.5-0.8 cm, like rachis slender, loosely to rather densely covered with subappressed to ascending hairs; leaflets in 5-9 pairs, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 1.2-3 × 0.5-1.2 mm, both surfaces loosely to rather densely covered with appressed to slightly ascending hairs 0.5-0.7 mm, apex sub­acute to obtuse. Racemes 1-7-flowered; peduncle 0.5-4 cm, loosely covered with appressed white hairs 0.2-0.3 mm, toward raceme increasingly black hairy; bracts ca. 2 mm. Calyx 4.5-5 mm, densely to rather densely covered with appressed, pre­dominantly black hairs 0.1-0.3 mm; teeth 1.5-2 mm. Petals violet; standard widely elliptic to suborbicular, 10-12 × 6.5-8 mm, apex emarginate; wings 8-10 mm; keel 9-11 mm. Leg­umes (unripe) pendulous, with a stipe ca. 3 mm, white hairy.

Qinghai, Xizang [India, Kashmir, Nepal].


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