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21. Vicia ternata Z. D. Xia, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 34: 425. 1996.

三尖野豌豆 san jian ye wan dou

Herbs perennial, 60-80 cm tall, hairy. Stem few branched. Leaves paripinnate, 7-11 cm; stipules hastate, bifid in distal part, margin 3- or 4-toothed; leaflets 3-7-paired, oblong to elliptic, 13-23 × 8-10 mm, both surfaces hairy when young, apex truncate, 3- or 4-toothed, and mucronate; lateral veins dense but not obvious; tendril 2- or 3-branched. Raceme ob­viously longer than leaf, 15-20-flowered. Calyx obliquely cam­panulate, 5-7 mm, unequally toothed, villous. Corolla blue; standard oblong, 10-12 × 5-6 mm, subequaling wings and longer than keel. Ovary shortly stalked, linear, ca. 5 mm; ovules ca. 6. Legume brown, linear, 20-25 × ca. 6 mm, subleathery Seeds 2 or 3, terete. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Forests, bush woods, among shrubs, hill slopes, grasslands; 2200-3000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.

"Vicia nummularia var. macrophylla" (P. C. Li in W. T. Wang et al., Vasc. Pl. Hengduan Mts. 1: 1001. 1993) belongs here according to X. Y. Zhu et al. (Legumes China, 224. 2007) but was not validly pub­lished because no Latin description or diagnosis was provided and no type was indicated (Vienna Code, Art. 36.1 and 37.1).


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