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16. Hedysarum kirghisorum B. Fedtschenko, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 11: 114. 1949.

吉尔吉斯岩黄耆 ji er ji si yan huang qi

Herbs, perennial, 15-30 cm tall. Stems numerous to caespitose, erect. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, 0.8-1.2 cm, con­nate farther than middle. Leaves 8-12 cm, 9-15-foliolate; leaf­let blades broadly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 1.9-2.5 × 0.6-0.8 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous. Racemes dense, with many flowers; bracts lanceolate, slightly longer than pedicel; peduncle longer than leaves. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Calyx campanulate, 6-8 mm, pubescent; teeth narrowly lanceolate, slightly longer to 1.5[-2.5] × as long as tube, most abaxial tooth slightly longer than others. Corolla pale red but dark purple at apex; standard obovate, 1.4-1.5 cm; wings ± as long as to slightly longer than standard; keel ca. 2 mm longer than stan­dard. Ovary pubescent. Legume divided into 2-4 articles; articles globose, compressed, appressed pubescent, margin nar­row and dentate. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Gravelly areas, meadows, glacial till in alpine areas; 2500-3300 m. Xinjiang (Tian Shan) [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan].

B. Fedtschenko (in Komarov, Fl. URSS 13: 274. 1948) reported the calyx teeth to be 2-2.5 × as long as the calyx tube.

This species is a good fodder plant.


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