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12. Sophora mollis (Royle) Baker in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 2: 251. 1876.

翅果槐 chi guo huai

Edwardsia mollis Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 196. 1835; E. hortensis Boissier & Buhse; Keyserlingia buxbaumii Bunge ex Boissier; K. hortensis (Boissier & Buhse) Yakovlev.

Shrubs, ca. 1 m high. Branchlets gray-white hairy. Leaves 12-25 cm; petiole base slightly inflated; leaflets (11-)19-35, ovate, elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, (10-)15-22(-27) × 5-9(-15) mm, leathery, sparsely hairy or glabrescent, base cuneate to rounded, apex rounded or retuse. Racemes 5-10 cm. Flowers 20-26 mm; pedicel 5-20 mm; bracts linear-lanceolate to ovate, 2-3(-3.5) mm. Calyx sparsely hairy; teeth short to absent. Stan­dard rounded, claw equal to 1/2 of petal; wings oblong, rugose in upper part; keel similar to wings, 1-auriculate. Stamens 10, free. Legumes winged, obviously constricted, quadrangular. Seeds 1-7, red-brown, oblong, ca. 8 mm.

Yunnan [Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan; SW Asia (Iran)].


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