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32. Hedysarum songaricum Bongard, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4: 30. 1841.

准噶尔岩黄耆 zhun ga er yan huang qi

Herbs, perennial, (20-)30-70 cm tall. Stems caespitose, ascending to erect. Stipules triangular-lanceolate, 0.8-1.2 cm, connate less than to middle. Leaves 7-12 cm, 9-17-foliolate; leaflet blades narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 1-2.5 × 0.3-0.5 cm, abaxially sparsely pilose, adaxially glabrous. Racemes dense, oblong, with many flowers; bracts lanceolate, 1-2 × as long as pedicel; peduncle longer than leaves. Flowers ascending to erect, rarely nodding. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Calyx campanulate, 6-7 mm, pubescent; teeth lanceolate-subulate or triangular-sub­ulate, 2-3 × as long as tube. Corolla pinkish purple; standard obovate, 1-1.2 cm; wings ca. 1/2 as long as standard; keel slightly shorter than standard. Ovary pubescent. Legume divi­ded into 2 or 3 articles; articles globose-ovoid, 4-5 × 3-4 mm, inflated, pubescent, prickly, margin inconspicuous. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Steppes, gravelly areas; 700-1200 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan].

This species is a good fodder plant.

1 Stems ascending, 30-70 cm tall; flowers ascending to erect; calyx teeth lanceolate-subulate.   32a var. songaricum
+ Stems erect, 20-30 cm tall; flowers nodding; calyx teeth triangular-subulate.   32b var. urumqiense

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