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Lespedeza juncea var. sericea (Thunb.) Lace & Hemsley in J.Linn. Soc.(Bot.). 23:181. 1887. Ali in Biologia 12:40.1966.

  • Anthyllis cuneata du Mont de Courset
  • Aspalathus cuneata D.Don
  • Hedysarum sericeum Thunb.
  • Lespedeza cuneata (du Mont de Courset) G.Don
  • Lespedeza sericea (Thunb.) Miq.

    Fl.Per.: July-October.

    Holotype: Japan, Kofido, prope Nagasaki (G-not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province, Punjab); Kashmir; India (N.Punjab, Kumaon, Central India, Madras, Assam); Burma; China, (Kwangtung, Fukin, Hong Kong, Szechuan, Yunnan, Yangtse, Shanghai, Kiangsu, Formosa); Korea; Japan; Java; Philippines; Australia (N.S.Wales, Queensland).

    Some of the extremely hispid forms [e.g. Chumba, Clarke 23756A (K); Hawalbagh, May 1845, Thomson (K)] have been labelled Lespedeza sesricea f. hispida by Schindler. There is considerable variation in the indumentum, ranging from plants with very few hairs on stem and leaf [e.g. Srinagar water works, 5500 ft., 25.8.1917, R.R.Stewart 3366 (K)] to extremely hispid forms [Chamba, Raipur, 4000 ft.,14.10.1874, C.B.Clarke 23756A (K); Him.bor. occ.,3-6000 ft.,12.5.48, T. Thomson (K); Hawalbagh, May 1845, T. Thomson (K)]. However, the variation is quite gradual, and does not seem to have any correlation with the geographical distribution either; hence no importance has been given to this character.

    This taxon, under the name of Lespedeza cuneata, is extensively used in agriculture in the United States of America.


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