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10. Astragalus sect. Coluteocarpus Boissier, Fl. Orient. 2: 11. 1872.

泡果组 pao guo zu

Astragalus sect. Robusti E. Peter.

Plants with a well-developed, stout stem. Stipules free from petiole and from each other but often distinctly widened at base and to nearly fully amplexicaul. Racemes with a distinct peduncle, densely many flowered; bracts soon falling. Bracteoles present. Stig­ma hairy, sometimes only minutely. Legumes with a long stipe, glabrous, inflated, incompletely to completely 2-locular.

Six species: Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan; two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Plants glabrous or only with a few scattered hairs; petals yellowish white; legumes 2.5-4 cm, with short beak, strongly compressed laterally.   44 A. dschimensis
+ Plants in most parts at least sparsely hairy; petals violet; legumes 4-6.4 cm, with a beak 3-5 mm, inflated.   45 A. hoantchy


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