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53. Astragalus sect. Cytisodes Bunge, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint Pétersbourg, sér. 7. 11(16): 127. 1868.

金雀组 jin que zu

Plants shubshrubby, acaulescent or caulescent, with bifurcate hairs. Stipules mostly ± connate behind stem or rarely free (in Chinese species). Bracteoles absent. Calyx tubular. Legumes sessile, mostly large, ± gradually narrowed into a prominent, rigid, long beak, 2-locular.

Fourteen species: C Asia to China, SW Asia (Iran); two species (one endemic) in China.

1 Stems with appressed hairs 1-1.5 mm; leaflets with appressed to slightly ascending hairs; calyx rather densely covered with strongly asymmetrically bifurcate to basifixed, ± spreading, white hairs 1.5-2 mm and with few, more symmetrically bifurcate, subappressed, flexuous hairs 0.5-1 mm, with black hairs mixed in; legumes 15-25 mm, with subbasifixed, spreading hairs 1-2 mm, soon glabrescent.   364 A. yanerwoensis
+ Stems with appressed to ascending and partly spreading hairs up to 2 mm; leaflets with at least partly spreading hairs; calyx densely covered on ventral side with shaggy, ± spreading, mostly asymmetrically to strongly asymmetrically bifurcate, predominantly white hairs up to 2 mm, on dorsal side with predominantly appressed to ascending, shorter black hairs 0.5-1 mm; legumes 20-50 mm, with ± subbasifixed spreading hairs up to 3 mm and with some medifixed, very short appressed hairs.   363 A. ornithorrhynchus


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