All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 10 Page 279, 282 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 10 | Fabaceae | Hylodesmum

8. Hylodesmum longipes (Franchet) H. Ohashi & R. R. Mill, Edinburgh J. Bot. 57: 179. 2000.

云南长柄山蚂蝗 yun nan chang bing shan ma huang

Shuteria longipes Franchet, Pl. Delavay. 179. 1890; Des­modium duclouxii Pampanini; D. duclouxii var. henryi (Schin­dler) H. Ohashi; D. henryi Schindler; Podocarpium duclouxii (Pampanini) Y. C. Yang & P. H. Huang.

Herbs, perennial, erect, 20-100 cm tall. Rootstocks woody; tubers often 2, fusiform, ca. 4 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 5-8 cm, pilose; leaflet blade rhombic-orbicular or broadly ovate, 4-6 × 4-5 cm, both surfaces sparsely adpressed villous, base broadly cuneate or oblique, margin irregularly undulate, apex caudate-acute. Racemes terminal, 20-30 cm; peduncle pubes­cent, intermixed with hooked hairs, 2- or 3-flowered at each node. Pedicel 1.5-2.5 cm. Calyx ca. 7 mm; lobes longer than tube, lower lobes triangular, upper lobes fully connate. Corolla yellow or pink, ca. 1.5 cm; standard elliptic, shortly clawed; wings oblong; keel subequal to wings. Legume flat, 2- or 3-jointed; articles slightly broadly subobovate, 1.1-1.6 cm × 6-7 mm, with hooked hairy stipe 4-7 mm; fruiting pedicel 1.5-2 cm or more. Fl. and fr. Aug-Nov. 2n = 22*.

● Waste slopes, mixed forests; 1900-2100 m. Yunnan.

The roots are used medicinally to moisten the lungs and relieve coughs. The fruits are used medicinally to stop bleeding and as an antiphlogistic.


Flora of China @
Browse by
Advanced Search

Flora of China Home




 |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |