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Caragana versicolor Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal.Mount. 198.t. 34.f.2. 1835. Parker, For.Fl.Punj.ed.3.134.1956; Ali in Univ.Stud.(Kara¬chi) 2 (3):33.1965.

  • Caragana pygmaea auct.non (L.) DC.:Baker
  • Genista versicolor Wall.

    Shrub, up to 60 cm tall, branches hairy, later bark becomes furrowed. Leaf digitately compound, rachis 7.5-10.0 mm long, persistent, spinescent; leaflets 4, digitate, c. 7.5 mm long, narrowly oblanceolate, pubescent when young, later becoming glabrescent; stipules spiny, trifid. Inflorescence solitary axillary, pedicel shorter than the leaves, longer than the peduncle. Calyx c. 5 mm long, glabrous, teeth short, triangular. Corolla c. 1.5 cm long. Fruit c. 2.5 cm long, linear, glabrous.

    Fl.Per.: June.

    Lectotype: Chango in Hungarung, Royle (LIV,K). See Ali (l.c.) for discussion.

    Distribution: Kashmir; India, N.Punjab, Kumaun; Tibet; Afghanistan.


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