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21. Caragana gerardiana Bentham in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 198. 1835.

印度锦鸡儿 yin du jin ji er

Shrubs to 1 m tall. Old branches yellowish brown to gray; branchlets reddish brown, villous. Leaves pinnate, (4 or)6- or 8(or 10)-foliolate; petiole and rachis 1.5-3.5 cm, persistent, densely tomentose; leaflet blades elliptic to obovate, 5-10 × 2-5 mm, both surfaces tomentose, base cuneate, apex rounded to obtuse. Flowers solitary or sometimes 2 in a fascicle. Pedicel 2-4 mm, articulate basally. Calyx tube tubular, 1-1.3 cm. Corolla yellow, 2.3-2.5 cm; standard broadly obovate, claw ca. 1/3 as long as limb, apex emarginate to rounded; wings with claw slightly shorter than limb, auricle shortly dentiform; keel with a claw shorter than limb, auricle orbicular. Ovary tomentose. Legume lanceolate to narrowly ovoid, 1.5-2 cm, turgid, outside and inside tomentose. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug. 2n = 16, 18.

Slopes in scrub; 3700-4200 m. S Qinghai, W Xizang [Afghani­stan, NW India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan; SW Asia].


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