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27. Hedysarum xizangense C. C. Ni, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 373. 1980.

西藏岩黄耆 xi zang yan huang qi

Herbs, perennial, 30-40 cm tall. Stems numerous, erect. Stipules triangular, 6-10 mm, connate farther than middle. Leaves 6-10 cm, 9-17-foliolate; leaflet blades oblong to ovate-elliptic, 10-15 × 5-7 mm, abaxially pilose, adaxially glabrous. Racemes lax, with many flowers; bracts ± as long as pedicel; peduncle conspicuously longer than leaves. Pedicel 3-4 mm. Calyx campanulate, 6-8 mm, pilose; teeth triangular-lanceolate, ± as long as to slightly longer than tube, most abaxial tooth slightly longer than others. Corolla dark purple; standard obo­vate, 1.4-1.5 cm; wings ± as long as standard; keel 2-3 mm longer than standard. Ovary pubescent. Legume divided into 2 or 3 articles; articles (juvenile) densely appressed pubescent. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Scrub; ca. 3100 m. Xizang (Nangxian).

One of us (Choi) has seen no specimens of this species.


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