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165. Astragalus maowensis Podlech & L. R. Xu, Sendtnera. 7: 200. 2001.

茂文黄耆 mao wen huang qi

Astragalus aridicola P. C. Li (1989), not Sosnowsky (1948, "aridicolus").

Plants 5-12 cm tall (grazed, probably distinctly taller), fur­nished with hairs mostly 0.2-0.4 mm. Stem loosely to densely hairy. Leaves (4-)8-12 cm; stipules 2-3 mm, connate behind stem to middle, densely hairy; petiole short, like rachis sparsely to loosely covered with spreading white hairs, at base also with some black or predominantly with black hairs; leaflets in 8-11 pairs, in lateral branches in fewer pairs, narrowly elliptic, 10-16 × 3.5-7 mm, abaxially loosely to rather densely covered with appressed hairs 0.5-0.8 mm, adaxially glabrous or sparsely hairy like abaxial surface, apex subacute to obtuse. Racemes ovoid, many flowered; peduncle 3-7 cm, loosely spreading white hairy; bracts 2-3 mm, white hairy. Calyx ca. 5 mm, sparsely to loosely subappressed white hairy; teeth 2-3 mm. Petals white-green or white; standard elliptic, 9-11 × ca. 5 mm; wings 8-10 mm; keel 8.5-10 mm. Legumes (unripe) pen­dulous, with a stipe ca. 3 mm, white hairy.

● Sichuan (Maowen).


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