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1. Eremosparton songoricum (Litvinov) Vassilczenko in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 11: 311. 1945.

准噶尔无叶豆 zhun ga er wu ye dou

Eremosparton aphyllum (Pallas) Fischer & C. A. Meyer var. songoricum Litvinov, Trudy Bot. Muz. Imp. Akad. Nauk 11: 74. 1913.

Shrubs, 50-80 cm tall. Stems much branched at base; old branches fulvous, with peeling bark; young branches green, sparsely pubescent, slender, slightly angulate. Leaves squamiform, lanceolate, 1-2.5 mm. Flowers solitary, axillary, forming long racemes (10-15 cm) on branches; pedicel 1-1.5 mm. Ca­lyx tube ca. 2 mm; teeth triangular, appressed pubescent. Corol­la purple; standard broadly reniform, ca. 4 × 7 mm; wings ob­long, claw ca. 1/2 as long as limb; keel shorter than wings, argute at apex, claw slightly shorter than limb. Legume slightly turgid, ovate or oval, 6-13 × 5-8 mm, appressed pubescent, with acute beak, segments membranous. Seed 1(-3), reniform. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul.

Migratory or subfixed dunes. Xinjiang (Junggar Pendi) [Kazakh­stan].


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