40. Hedysarum ferganense Korshinsky, Zap. Imp. Akad. Nauk Fiz.-Mat. Otd. 4: 93. 1896.
费尔干岩黄耆 fei er gan yan huang qi
Shrublets or perennial herbs, 5-15 cm tall. Stems abbreviated, inconspicuous, sometimes ligneous at base. Stipules triangular-lanceolate, 4-6 mm, connate farther than middle. Leaves 3-10 cm, 7-11(or 13)-foliolate; leaflet blades ovate-oblong to narrowly elliptic, 6-8 × 2-4 mm, abaxially densely appressed pilose, adaxially sparsely pilose. Racemes dense, oblong or capitate, with many flowers; bracts 2-3 × as long as pedicel; peduncle conspicuously longer than leaves. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx shortly campanulate, 7-8 mm, sparsely pilose; teeth lanceolate-subulate, 2-3 × as long as tube. Corolla pinkish purple; standard obovate, 1.2-1.4 cm; wings ca. 1/4 as long as standard; keel ± as long as standard. Ovary pubescent. Legume divided into 2 or 3 articles; articles subglobose, 3-4 mm in diam., inflated, with hyaline scales, usually papillate prickly, margin inconspicuously thickened. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.
Steppes, gravelly areas; 800-4500 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, N Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan].
Hedysarum jaxartucirdes Y. Liu ex R. Sha (Ann. Bot. Fenn. 44: 157. 2007) was described from Xinjiang (Qinghe, ca. 2400 m) as a species related to H. ferganense. The authors have not seen any material of this species and cannot confirm whether or not the species should be recognized.