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36. Caragana purdomii Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 7: 168. 1926.

秦晋锦鸡儿 qin jin jin ji er

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Leaflets, pedicels, and current-year branchlets pubescent, glabrescent, and not glaucous. Old branches bright yellow, not glaucous; branchlets dark grayish green to brown. Leaves pinnate, 10-16-foliolate; petiole and rachis 2-4 cm, caducous; leaflet blades obovate, elliptic, or oblong, 3-8 × 3-5 mm, both surfaces pilose, apex rounded, emarginate, or acute. Flowers solitary or to 4 in a fascicle. Pedi­cel 1-2 cm, articulate apically. Calyx tube campanulate-tubular, 8-10 mm, pubescent to nearly glabrous. Corolla yellow, 2.5-2.8 cm; standard broadly obovate, 2-2.7 cm, claw short; wings with a claw ca. 2/3 as long as limb, auricle spurlike and ca. 1/3 as long as claw; keel with claw nearly as long as limb, auricle ob­tuse. Ovary with a 2.5-4 mm carpopodium, glabrous. Legume 4-5 cm, stipitate, glabrous. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Sep.

● Sunny slopes, loess hills; 700-1700 m. N Shaanxi, W Shanxi.

Plants misidentified as Caragana sericea Pampanini ex Komarov by D. W. Zhou et al. (J. NorthE. Normal Univ. 26: 65. 1994) belong here.


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