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181. Astragalus yutianensis Podlech & L. R. Xu, Feddes Repert. 117: 229. 2006.

于田黄耆 yu tian huang qi

Plants ca. 25 cm tall. Stems several to many, up to 20 cm, branched at base, sparsely to somewhat loosely covered with appressed to subappressed white hairs 0.02-0.2 mm, with a few black hairs mixed in, at nodes also with black hairs. Leaves 3-4 cm; stipules 2-3 mm, shortly adnate to petiole, those of lower leaves behind stem vaginate-connate, those of upper leaves free from each other, sparsely hairy or subglabrous; petiole 0.5-1 cm, hairy like stem; leaflets in 4-6 pairs, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 4-8 × 1.5-3 mm, abaxially sparsely to loosely hairy like stem, adaxially glabrous, apex obtuse. Racemes ovoid, rather densely 7-15-flowered; peduncle 7-12 cm, hairy like stem but in upper part hairs increasingly black; bracts 2-3 mm, sparsely predominantly black hairy. Calyx 3-4 mm, loosely covered with appressed black hairs ca. 0.1 mm; teeth 1-1.5 mm. Petals probably violet, whitish when dry; standard widely elliptic, ca. 7 × 5 mm, apex emarginate; wings ca. 6 mm, limbs obovate-spatulate, widest near widely rounded tip; keel ca. 5 mm. Ovary subsessile, glabrous. Legumes unknown.

● Xinjiang (Kunlun Shan).


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