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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Oxytropis

Oxytropis chiliophylla Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Ill.Bot.Himal.Mount. 198. 1835. Schischkin in Komarov, Fl.URSS 13:218.1948; Ali in Phyton 8:52.1959.

Perennial herb. Root thick and woody. Aerial stem absent. Leaves stipulate; stipules and leaf bases covered with white or yellowish woolly hairs; leaf up to 12 cm long, petiole up to 4 cm long, glandular or eglandular, pilose, hairs white or yellowish. Leaflets alternate, opposite, mostly whorled, subsessile, linear-oblong to broadly oblong, c. 7 mm or less long, c. 1-2 mm broad, entire, edges inflexed, obtuse, gland dotted and pilose. Flowers in a compact peduncled raceme, bracteate, bracts c. 4-5 mm long, gland dotted and pilose; pedicel c. 1 mm. Calyx c. 10-11 mm long, teeth c. 3-5 mm, pilose and gland dotted. Corolla bright pink to pinkish mauve. Vexillum c. 19-22 mm long. Fruit stipe c. 1 mm long, glabrous, fruit c. 21-23 mm long, c. 4-5 mm broad, beaked at the tip, uniformly pilose, glands almost obscure, almost completely bilocular, c. 20-30-seeded.

Fl.Per.: June-September.

Holotype: Shalkur, Royle (untraceable); Isotype: N.W. India, Royle (K).

Distribution: Kashmir; India, Punjab; Russia, Pamir Alai; Tibet; Afghanistan.


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