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1. Ononis antiquorum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 2: 1006. 1763.

伊犁芒柄花 yi li mang bing hua

Ononis repens Linnaeus subsp. antiquorum (Linnaeus) Greuter; O. spinosa Linnaeus subsp. antiquorum (Linnaeus) Briquet; O. spinosa var. antiquorum (Linnaeus) Arc­angeli.

Perennial shrubs, erect, 50-80(-100) cm tall, with inter­mixed long and short glandular hairs. Stem flexuous, terete, much branched, spiny. Leaves 1-foliolate, sometimes 3-foliolate at base of stem; stipules 6-8 mm; petiole 2-3 mm, slender; leaf­lets oblong or ovate, 6-12 × 2-5 mm, glandular on both sur­faces, base rounded, margins irregularly serrulate, apex acute. Flowers in lax, leafy racemes, solitary at nodes; pedicel short. Calyx 5-8 mm; teeth ca. 2 × as long as tube. Corolla pink with purple stripes, 6-10 mm, not or slightly exceeding calyx. Leg­ume ovoid, 5-6 mm, hidden in persistent calyx. Seeds 1 or 2(or 3), tuberculate. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Jul-Sep.

Sandy meadows, margins of coniferous woodlands. Xinjiang [N Africa, C and SW Asia, S Europe].


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