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17. Millettia pulchra (Bentham) Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 42: 69. 1873.

印度崖豆 yin du ya dou

Shrubs or trees, 3-8 m tall. Branchlets and inflorescences grayish yellow pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves 13-19-foliolate; rachis 8-20 cm, including petiole 3-4 cm; stipels acicular, 1-3 mm, caducous; petiolules ca. 2 mm, with trichomes; leaflet blades lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate, narrowly elliptic, oblong, or ovate, 1.2-10 × 0.7-4 cm, papery to stiffly papery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, base attenuate, cuneate, or subcordate and symmetric or slightly asymmetric, apex acute to attenuate. Pseudoracemes axillary, 6-15 cm; rachis nodes with 3 or 4 clustered flowers. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Flowers 0.9-1.2 cm. Calyx ca. 4 mm; teeth triangular, shorter than tube. Corolla pale red to scarlet; standard oblong, distally outside somewhat pu­bescent, apex retuse. Ovary pubescent, with 5 ovules. Legume linear, 5-10 × 1-1.5 cm, flat, gray pubescent but glabrescent; valves subleathery. Seeds 2-4 per legume, brown, ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Apr-Aug, fr. Jun-Oct.

Open places of lowland woodlands, thickets, grasslands, sparse or mixed woodlands, woodland margins; near sea level to 1700 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Taiwan, Yunnan [India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam].

1 Leaflet blades adaxially glabrous but pilose on midvein and margins when young   (2)
+ Leaflet blades adaxially pubescent or villous   (3)
2 (1) Leaflet blades ovate, 1.2-1.8 cm, base subcordate and asymmetric.   17f var. parvifolia
+ Leaflet blades elliptic, 2-6 cm, base cuneate-rounded and symmetric.   17g var. microphylla
3 (1) Leaflet blades 2-3.5(-6) cm   (4)
+ Leaflet blades 3.5-10 cm   (5)
4 (3) Leaflet blades lanceolate, midvein adaxially flat, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein.   17a var. pulchra
+ Leaflet blades narrowly elliptic, midvein adaxially sunken, secondary veins 8 or 9 on each side of midvein.   17c var. chinensis
5 (3) Leaflet blades oblong, base conspicuously asymmetric.   17e var. yunnanensis
+ Leaflet blades lanceolate-elliptic, base symmetric or only slightly asymmetric   (6)
6 (5) Leaflet blades abaxially appressed pilose.   17b var. laxior
+ Leaflet blades abaxially gray tomentose.   17d var. tomentosa

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