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170. Astragalus nanjiangianus K. T. Fu, Bull. Bot. Res., Har­bin. 2(4): 69. 1982.

南疆黄耆 nan jiang huang qi

Plants 10-20 cm tall. Stems sparsely covered with appressed white hairs 0.2-0.3 mm. Leaves 2.5-3.5 cm; stipules 3-5 mm, behind stem connate to middle, sparsely to loosely appressed black or black and white hairy; petiole short, with rachis hairy like stem; leaflets in 6-8 pairs, elliptic, 3-4 × 1.5-2 mm, abaxially more densely appressed white hairy, adaxially glabrous or sparsely appressed white hairy, apex obtuse to slightly retuse. Racemes short, 10-15-flowered; peduncle 3.5-15 cm, sparsely to loosely hairy like stem but toward raceme hairs increasingly black; bracts 1.5-3 mm, sparsely black hairy. Calyx 4-5 mm, loosely covered with appressed black hairs 0.05-0.3 mm, sometimes also with some white hairs; teeth 1-2 mm. Petals violet; standard obovate to elliptic, 9-10 × ca. 5 mm; wings 8-9 mm; keel ca. 7 mm. Ovary with a stipe 1-2 mm, slightly white hairy. Legumes unknown.

● 2500-3200 m. Xinjiang.


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