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387. Astragalus chamaephyton Podlech & L. R. Xu, Novon. 17: 238. 2007.

低矮黄耆 di ai huang qi

Plants ca. 7 cm tall, acaulescent, vegetative parts covered with medifixed, appressed, white hairs 0.5-0.8 mm. Leaves 1.5-2.5 cm; stipules ca. 3 mm, adnate to petiole for ca. 1 mm, high connate behind stem, loosely to rather densely subap­pressed hairy; petiole 0.5-1 cm, like rachis very densely hairy; leaflets in 2 or 3 pairs, 4-7 × 1.5-2.5 mm, both surfaces densely hairy. Racemes globose to ovoid, 2-3 cm, densely 12-15-flow­ered; peduncle ca. 4 cm, rather densely hairy like rachis, toward raceme with increasingly black hairs; bracts 2-2.5 mm, with strongly asymmetrically bifurcate to basifixed white and black hairs. Calyx soon becoming inflated ovoid, 7-8 mm, loosely covered with strongly asymmetrically bifurcate to basifixed, tangled, spreading, white and black hairs; teeth ca. 1 mm. Petals violet; standard narrowly oblong, ca. 15 × 5 mm, mostly slightly constricted in lower 1/3, apex rounded; wings ca. 14 mm, limbs obliquely emarginate; keel ca. 13 mm. Ovary sessile, glabrous. Legumes unknown.

● Xinjiang.


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