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152. Astragalus tulinovii O. Fedtschenko, Fl. Pamir. 27. 1903.

土力黄耆 tu li huang qi

Plants 8-20 cm tall. Stems glabrous or in upper parts sometimes sparsely to loosely covered with ± appressed white and black hairs 0.1-0.3 mm. Leaves 2-4 cm; stipules 3-6 mm, glabrous or with sparse black and white hairs at margins and apex, lower ones ± high connate; petiole 0.5-1.2 cm, like rachis sparsely subappressed white and black hairy; leaflets in 3-5 pairs, narrowly elliptic, 5-8 × 1-3 mm, glabrous or abaxially sparsely hairy, apex obtuse to subacute. Racemes 1.5-2.5 cm, densely many flowered; peduncle 5-8 cm, loosely white hairy, toward raceme increasingly black hairy; bracts 4-5 mm, sparsely black hairy. Calyx ca. 5 mm, ± densely black villous; teeth ca. 2.5 mm. Petals whitish; standard widely obovate to suborbicular, 7-8 × 4-5 mm, apex retuse; wings 6-7 mm; keel 4.5-5 mm. Legume ovoid-globose, 3-4 mm, ca. 3 mm high and wide, rounded at apex without beak but sometimes with persis­tent style, 2-locular; valves smooth, covered with spreading white and black hairs. Seeds 2.

3300-5500 m. Xinjiang [Kashmir, N Pakistan, Tajikistan].


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