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171. Astragalus oreocharis Podlech & L. R. Xu, Feddes Re­pert. 117: 228. 2006.

山黄耆 shan huang qi

Plants ca. 30 cm tall. Stems few, erect, 15-20 cm, rather densely furnished with white, appressed to subappressed and partly ascending, sometimes curved, tangled hairs 0.5-1 mm, with some spreading hairs mixed in, in upper part also with some black hairs. Leaves 7-10 cm; stipules 8-12 mm, shortly adnate to petiole, behind stem distinctly connate, densely to rather densely hairy like stem; petiole 1-3 cm, with rachis hairy like stem; leaflets in 7 or 8 pairs, elliptic, 10-20 × 3-7 mm, abaxially somewhat densely and adaxially loosely covered with subappressed to slightly ascending, partly curved, tangled hairs 0.8-1 mm, apex obtuse to slightly retuse. Racemes 4-5 cm, loosely many flowered; peduncle 6-10 cm, hairy like stem; bracts 4-5 mm, predominantly white hairy. Calyx ca. 5 mm, densely covered with subappressed black hairs 0.2-0.5 mm and with white hairs up to 1 mm; teeth 2-2.5 mm. Petals violet, partly even when dry; standard elliptic, ca. 9 × 5.5 mm, apex emarginate; wings ca. 8 mm; keel ca. 7 mm. Ovary with a stipe ca. 1 mm, white hairy. Legumes unknown.

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