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14. Caragana kozlowii Komarov, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 29: 283. 1909.

沧江锦鸡儿 cang jiang jin ji er

Caragana tangutica Maximowicz var. yushuensis Y. H. Wu.

Shrubs to 1.5 m tall. Old branches grayish brown to brown. Leaves pinnate, (4 or)6(or 8)-foliolate; petiole and rachis 2-4 cm, persistent; leaflet blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, 8-15 × 3-6 mm, apex acute. Flowers solitary. Pedicel 1-6 mm, articu­late basally. Calyx tube tubular-campanulate, 0.9-1.3 cm. Co­rolla yellow, (1.7-)2-2.3 cm; standard oblong-obovate, claw short, apex rounded; wings with claw as long as limb, auricle ca. 2 mm; keel with claw slightly longer than limb. Ovary gla­brous. Legume lanceolate to narrowly ovoid, 2.5-3.5 cm, gla­brous. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

● River basins, slopes; 3100-4300 m. S Qinghai, E Xizang.

According to the original diagnosis, the leaves have six or eight leaflets, but in the specimens we have seen, the leaflets are never more than six.


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