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35. Astragalus sect. Eremophysa Bunge, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg, sér. 7. 11(16): 62. 1868.

沙孚组 sha fu zu

Plants perennial, with well-developed stems, covered with soft, white, basifixed hairs. Leaves imparipinnate with mostly remote, ± orbicular leaflets; stipules shortly adnate to petiole or free. Racemes sessile or with a distinct peduncle, at anthesis rather densely many flowered, later distinctly elongated. Bracteoles mostly present. Flowers subsessile. Calyx at anthesis tubular to slightly swollen, later strongly bladderlike inflated and distinctly netlike nerved. Petals yellow, included in calyx. Fruit included in calyx, distinctly stalked, ellipsoid to ovoid, ± fully 2-locular, with few seeds.

Thirteen species: steppes of European Russia and Caucasus to Kazakhstan, from N Africa (Egypt) through SW Asia to Pakistan and NW China; two species in China.

1 Stem with spreading hairs; ovary and legumes densely hairy.   238 A. lehmannianus
+ Stem with subappressed hairs; ovary and legumes glabrous.   239 A. sphaerophysa


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