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108. Astragalus gongshanensis Podlech & L. R. Xu, Novon. 17: 241. 2007.

贡山黄耆 gong shan huang qi

Plants ca. 30 cm tall. Stems ascending to erect, branched with short non-flowering lateral branches, sparsely to loosely covered with appressed to spreading black hairs 0.3-0.7 mm, with some white hairs mixed in. Leaves 5-8 cm; stipules greenish, 2-4 mm, linear-acute, free, sparsely hairy to subgla­brous, ciliate; petiole 1-2 cm, with rachis hairy like stem; leaf­lets in 5-8 pairs, narrowly elliptic, 8-20 × 3-8 mm, abaxially loosely covered with subappressed white hairs 0.4-0.8 mm, adaxially glabrous, apex obtuse to retuse. Racemes loosely 12-20-flowered; peduncle 7-9 cm, loosely hairy like stem; bracts membranous, very narrowly triangular, 2-3 mm, white and black hairy. Calyx 5-6 mm, loosely, toward teeth more densely, covered with subappressed to spreading, tangled, flexuous, black and white hairs 0.1-0.5 mm; teeth unequal, upper ca. 1 mm, lower ones 0.3-0.5 mm. Petals probably yellow; standard oblong, ca. 10 × 4 mm; wings ca. 9 mm; keel ca. 8.5 mm. Ovary with a stipe ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Legumes unknown.

● Yunnan (Gongshan).


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