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Oxytropis savellanica Bunge ex Boissier., Fl.Or. 2:503. 1872. Vassilczenko & Fedtschenko in Komarov, Fl.URSS 13:14.1948.

Perennial herb, root stock woody. Rhizome present, branches spreading flexuous, covered with persistent stipules; stipules leaf opposed, united at the base, pilose. Leaf c. 1.5-2.0 cm, petiole c. 6-8 mm long; leaflets 10-18, sessile, c. 2-4 mm long, c. 1-1.5 mm broad, elliptic, entire, acute, densely pilose on both sides. Flowers in peduncled heads; peduncle c. 1.8-3.5 cm; bracts c. 1.5-2.5 mm; pedicel c. 1-1.5 mm long. Calyx 5 mm, covered with black and white, long spreading hairs, teeth c. 2 mm. Vexillum c. 9 mm long; wing c. 8 mm long, keel c. 6-7 mm long (including the mucro). Fruit not seen. Boissier (l.c.) describes it as “sub-sessile, oblong, turgid, with white and black hairs”.

Holotype: ‘Hab. in summo monte Savellan Persiae bor. in prow. Azerbidjan ad templum dirutum, Seidl (G-not seen).

Distribution: Persia; Kashmir; Pakistan (Chitral); Russia (South Transcaucasia, Tien Shan, Pamir Alai) (Vassilczenko & Fedtschenko l.c.).


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