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5. Tephrosia coccinea Wallich var. stenophylla Hosokawa, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa. 32: 195. 1942.

狭叶红灰毛豆 xia ye hong hui mao dou

Herbs, perennial, suffrutescent, 40-50 cm tall, many branched. Stems woody, terete; young branchlets 4-sided, sil­very or white appressed sericeous. Leaves subsessile, 5- or 7(or 9)-foliolate; rachis 6-10 cm; leaflet blades linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, 4-6 × ca. 1 cm with basal pair smallest and terminal one longest, abaxially silvery sericeous, secondary veins 9 or 10 on each side of midvein. Pseudoracemes terminal or opposite a leaf, ca. 25 cm, with scattered flowers. Pedicel 3-6 mm. Flowers ca. 1 cm. Calyx ca. 5 mm. Corolla red; standard orbicular, outside sericeous, inside glabrous. Ovary stipitate, sericeous, with 10-12 ovules. Legume linear, ca. 6 cm × 7-8 mm, flat, tomentose. Seeds 8-12 per legume, black, reniform, ca. 8 × 5 mm. Fl. and fr. Dec-Feb.

● Sandy fields in open areas. Hainan.

Tephrosia coccinea var. coccinea occurs in India, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.


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