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).