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33. Vicia tetrantha H. W. Kung, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 3: 391. 1935.

四花野豌豆 si hua ye wan dou

Vicia multijuga Z. D. Xia (1996), not (Boissier) K. H. Rechinger (1951).

Herbs perennial, 60-120 cm tall. Stem slender, glabrous or pilose. Leaves paripinnate, 5-11 cm; stipules hastate to lanceo­late or elliptic, 3-7 × 1-5 mm; leaflets 8-11-paired, narrowly oblong or narrowly lanceolate, 12-27 × 3-6 mm, glabrous or hairy, apex acuminate, mucronate; tendril unbranched or branched. Raceme shorter than leaf, 2-7-flowered; bracts cadu­cous; pedicels hispidulous. Calyx campanulate or subcampan­ulate, 4.5-6 mm, sometimes tomentose. Corolla blue-purple or purple; standard violin-shaped or oblong, 10-12 × ca. 5 mm, subequaling wings and longer than keel. Ovary stalked, fusi­form, glabrous; ovules ca. 6. Legume oblong, ca. 23 × 6 mm, glabrous. Seeds 1-5, spheroid. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Hill slopes, hill grasslands, roadsides; 1000-2500 m. Gansu, Hubei, Shaanxi.

Plants with pilose stem and long (15-27 mm), hairy leaflets have been called Vicia multijuga Z. D. Xia, which is a later homonym and therefore illegitimate.


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