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146. Astragalus pseudojagnobicus Podlech & L. R. Xu, Novon. 14: 220. 2004.

喀什黄耆 ka shi huang qi

Plants up to 25 cm tall, with appressed to subappressed hairs 0.1-0.3 mm. Stems several, sparsely to loosely white hairy, below nodes also black hairy. Leaves 4-7 cm; stipules white and black hairy, lower ones high connate behind stem; petiole 1-2.5 cm, like rachis loosely hairy; leaflets in 4-6 pairs, elliptic, 5-12 × 3-6 mm, abaxially loosely to rather densely ap­pressed white hairy, adaxially glabrous, apex rounded to dis­tinctly retuse. Racemes globose-ovoid, soon elongating up to 4 cm, many flowered; peduncle 6-10 cm, loosely covered in lower part with only white and in upper part also increasingly with black hairs; bracts 1.5-2 mm, black hairy. Calyx 3-4 mm, loosely to rather densely covered with black and a few white hairs; teeth 1.2-1.5 mm. Petals (when dry) whitish to slightly pale violet tinged, keel mostly violet at tip; standard obovate, ca. 10 × 5 mm, apex slightly emarginate; wings ca. 7 mm, limbs obovate, rounded at apex; keel ca. 5 mm. Ovary ovoid. Leg­umes unknown.

● W Xinjiang.


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