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14. Callerya sericosema (Hance) Z. Wei & Pedley, Fl. China. 10: 185. 2010.

锈毛鸡血藤 xiu mao ji xue teng

Basionym: Millettia sericosema Hance, J. Bot. 20: 259. 1882; M. bodinieri H. Léveillé.

Shrubs, scandent, 1.5-2 m. Branchlets brown, terete, rusty tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves 5-foliolate; rachis 13-18 cm, in­cluding petiole 3-6 cm; leaflet blades broadly lanceolate, 6-10 × 1.8-3 cm with basal pair smallest, papery, abaxially rusty to­mentose, adaxially appressed pubescent and rather densely so on midvein and margin, base obtuse, apex acute to acuminate. Panicles terminal, 8-10 cm; flowering branchlets straight, rusty tomentose, nodes congested. Flowers ca. 1.7 cm. Corolla lilac to pale pink; standard ovate, without basal calluses, outside densely sericeous. Ovary yellow tomentose, with 5 or 6 ovules. Legume linear, 4-10 × ca. 1.5 cm, inflated, brown tomentose, apex beaked. Seeds 1-4 per legume, brown, ovoid to oblate. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Open places or sparse thickets in river valleys; 500-1300 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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