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Oxytropis microphylla (Pallas) DC., Astrag. 83. 1802. Baker in Hook. f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:139.1876,pro parte; Ali in Phyton 8:51.1959.

  • Phaca microphylla Pallas

    Perennial herb. Root thick and woody. Aerial stem absent. Leaves stipulate, and leaf bases covered with white or yellowish woolly hairs; leaf up to 18 cm long, petiole up to 5.5 cm long, glandular or eglandular, pilose, hairs white or yellowish. Leaflets alternate, opposite, mostly whorled, subsessile, linear-oblong, up to 8 mm long, c. 2-4 mm broad, entire, edges inflexed, obtuse, gland dotted and pilose. Flowers in a peduncled raceme, bracteate, bracts c. 4-5 mm long, gland dotted and pilose; pedicel c. 1-1.5 mm. Calyx c. 10-11 mm long, pilose and beset with brown glandular tubercles, teeth c. 2-2.5 mm. Corolla pale blue. Vexillum c. 19-21 mm. Fruit stipe c. 1 mm long, fruit c. 15-21 mm long, c. 4.5 mm, board tip acuminate, glabrous to subglabrous, glandular tuberculate, almost completely bilocular, c. 20-30-seeded.

    Fl. Per.: June-September.

    Holotype: Sandy island in Lake Baikal and River Selenga, Pallas (BM).

    Distribution: Kashmir; India (N. Punjab); Russia (Dauria); Mongolia; Tibet, China (Shensi).


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