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40. Caragana potaninii Komarov, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 29: 352. 1909.

五台锦鸡儿 wu tai jin ji er

Caragana microphylla Lamarck var. potaninii (Komarov) Y. X. Liou ex L. Z. Shue.

Shrubs, small, thorny. Branches brownish to brownish olive. Stipules spinelike, 1.5-5 mm, ± deflexed hooklike. Leaves pinnate, 8-12(or 14)-foliolate; petiole and rachis cadu­cous; leaflet blades obovate to rarely almost elliptic, 5-17 × 3.5-7 mm, grayish when dry, both surfaces adpressed pubes­cent, apex emarginate. Flowers 1 or 2 in a fascicle. Pedicel 7-12 mm. Calyx usually broadly campanulate to rarely tubular-campanulate, ± pubescent or rarely glabrous. Corolla 2-2.3 cm; standard ovate, gradually or sharply narrowed into a relatively wide to narrow claw; wings with claw shorter than limb; keel with a claw as long as limb. Ovary glabrous or sparsely ap­pressed pubescent. Legume cylindric, 4-6 cm × ca. 5 mm, usu­ally obliquely erect. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Rocky mountain slopes; 1000-1400 m. N Shanxi (Hunyuan, Wutai).


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