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19. Caragana aegacanthoides (R. Parker) L. B. Chaudhary & S. K. Srivastava, Taiwania. 52: 31. 2007.

萨迦锦鸡儿 sa jia jin ji er

Astragalus aegacanthoides R. Parker, Indian Forester 49: 78. 1923; Caragana sajaensis C. C. Ni.

Shrubs 6-10 cm tall, caespitose. Bark grayish yellow, glabrous. Branches short and dense, pubescent. Leaves pinnate, (6-)12- or 14(or 16)-foliolate; petiole and rachis 3-8 cm, per­sistent, densely pubescent when young, later glabrescent; leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, 4-5 × ca. 2 mm, both surfaces pubes­cent, apex emarginate to truncate. Flowers solitary. Pedicel 5-7 mm. Calyx tube tubular, 1-1.2 cm, pubescent. Corolla yellow, 2-2.4 cm; standard ovate-oblong, 2.2-2.4 cm, claw ca. 1/2 as long as limb, apex emarginate; wings with limb ca. 1.2 cm, claw distinctly longer than limb; keel with claw distinctly longer than limb, auricle short. Ovary densely pubescent. Legume ob­long-ellipsoid, 1.5-2 cm, outside densely pubescent or when mature glabrescent, inside with trichomes. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Valleys in grasslands or meadows; 4000-4800 m. S Xizang [N India].


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