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188. Astragalus conaensis Podlech & L. R. Xu, Sendtnera. 7: 198. 2001.

错那黄耆 cuo na huang qi

Plants acaulescent to subacaulescent, 2-5 cm tall; hairs subappressed, in vegetative parts white, in inflorescence also black, 0.4-0.5 mm. Stems or basal leaf-rosettes numerous, stems if present up to 0.5 cm, loosely hairy. Leaves 1-2 cm; stipules 3-4 mm, distinctly connate before petiole, behind stem connate to middle, rather densely hairy; petiole short, like ra­chis rather densely hairy; leaflets in 3-7 pairs, elliptic, 1-3 × 0.5-1.5 mm, abaxially densely to rather densely hairy, adaxially sparsely to loosely hairy, apex obtuse. Racemes 2-5-flowered; peduncle 0.3-0.5 cm, white and black hairy; bracts 1.5-2.5 mm, predominantly black hairy. Calyx 4-5 mm, densely to ra­ther densely covered with appressed black hairs 0.1-0.3 mm and with subappressed white hairs 0.6-1 mm; teeth 2-2.5 mm. Petals deeply violet; standard widely elliptic to suborbicular, ca. 9 × 6 mm; wings ca. 8 mm; keel ca. 8 mm. Ovary with a slender stipe ca. 1 mm, narrowly ellipsoid, white hairy. Leg­umes unknown.

● 4600-5200 m. Xizang.


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