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34. Crotalaria similis Hemsley, Ann. Bot. (Oxford). 9: 152. 1895.

屏东猪屎豆 ping dong zhu shi dou

Herbs, prostrate, 5-20 cm, densely silky pilose. Stipules absent. Leaves simple; petiole very short; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 3-8 × 2-4 mm, abaxially densely pilose, adaxially gla­brous, base obtuse, apex acute. Racemes terminal, short, (1-)3-5-flowered; bracts lanceolate. Pedicel 3-5 mm; bracteoles in­serted at base of calyx tube, similar to bracts. Calyx 2-lipped, ca. 6 mm, very densely silky pilose; abaxial 3 lobes lanceolate; adaxial 2 lobes broadly lanceolate. Corolla bright yellow; stan­dard oblong to suborbicular, ca. 6 mm, apex barbate; wings oblong, ± as long as standard; keel slightly longer than stan­dard, upcurved, beak rather blunt. Ovary subsessile. Legume cylindric, ca. 1 cm, 10-20-seeded. Fl. May.

● Sandy soils near coast; near sea level. Taiwan.


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