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22. Crotalaria chiayiana Y. C. Liu & F. Y. Lu, Quart. J. Chin. Forest. 12(4): 79. 1979.

红花假地蓝 hong hua jia di lan

Crotalaria ferruginea Graham ex Bentham var. chiayiana (Y. C. Liu & F. Y. Lu) S. S. Ying.

Herbs, erect, to 60 cm tall. Branches terete, densely pubes­cent. Stipules triangular-lanceolate, spreading, longer than peti­ole, persistent. Leaves simple; petiole very short; leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 2-4 × 0.6-0.8 cm, both surfaces hirsute, apex acuminate. Racemes terminal or leaf-opposed, 1-4-flowered. Calyx campanulate, sericeous; lobes linear-lanceolate, much longer than tube. Corolla purplish red or purple, ± as long as calyx. Legume ellipsoidal, glabrous.

● Wastelands, open roadsides; 1400-1600 m. Taiwan.

This species is known to us only from the protologue but seems to be easily identifiable by the unusual corolla color.


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