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Lespedeza buergeri Miq.


Description from Flora of China

Lespedeza bracteolata Ricker; L. buergeri f. angustifolia Makino.

Shrubs, erect, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets sparsely hairy. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 2-5 cm; leaflets ovate-elliptic, terminal one 3-7 × 1.3-2.5 cm, abaxially adpressed hairy, adaxially gla­brous, base slightly acute or obtuse-rounded, apex acute. Ra­cemes axillary or in panicles at upper part of branchlets. Calyx ca. 4 mm, 5-lobed; lobes ovate-lanceolate or ovate, densely villous. Corolla pale yellowish green, ca. 1 cm; standard nearly orbicular, base auriculate, shortly clawed; wings elliptic-oblong, base auriculate, clawed, sometimes apex slightly purple; keel obovate-oblong, slightly longer than standard, base distinctly auriculate, long clawed. Ovary hairy. Legume oblong-ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm, villous, reticulate veined. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

Mountain slopes, forests, roadsides, ditches; below 1500 m. An­hui, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang [Japan].


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