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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Oxytropis

Oxytropis stracheyana Bunge in Mem.Acad.Imp.Sci.St.Petersb.Ser. 7. 22 (1) :62. 1874. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:138.1876; Ali in Phyton 8:58.1959.

Perennial herb, root stock woody; aerial stem almost absent, covered with persistent leaf bases and stipules. Leaves up to 2.5 cm; stipules papery white, pilose on the margins; petiole up to 1.3 cm long; leaflets 5-9, sessile, 5-7 mm long, c. 2-2.5 mm broad, elliptic to oblong, entire, obtuse, covered with dense silky hairs on both sides. Flowers in a peduncled head, peduncle up to 4.5 cm long; bracts c. 4-5 mm; pedicel c. 1 mm; calyx c. 13 mm long, densely pilose, teeth c. 4 mm long. Vexillum c. 21 mm long; wing c. 20 mm; keel c. 17-18 mm long. Fruit sessile, mature fruit not seen.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Holotype: Darma Yankti, 15500 ft., Strachey & Winterbottom 5 (LE-not seen). Isotype (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province); India, (Kumaun); Tibet; Russia, (Pamir Alai, Tien Shan).


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