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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lespedeza

Lespedeza gerardiana Grah. in WaIl.Cat. 5744. 1828. nomen nudum; ex Maxim, in Acta Horti Petropol.2:373.1873; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:142.1876; Parker, For. Fl.Punj.3rd.ed.145.1956; Ali in Biologia 12:39. 1966.

Undershrub, up to 1 mm tall, branches pubescent. Leaf trifoliolate. Petiole up to 4 mm long, leaflets 7-20 mm long, oblanceolate, linear-cuneate or linear-oblong, obtuse, truncate, mucronate; stipules c. 2.5-3.0 mm long, linear. Inflorescence 4-8-flowered umbel, peduncle 0-2.5 cm long. Bracts c. 4 mm long. Calyx c. 7.5-9.0 mm long, densely silky, teeth much longer than the tube. Corolla c. 1.2-1.3 cm long, pale yellow, keel tipped with purple. Fruit c. 2.5 mm long, grey-tomentose.

Fl.Per.: September-October.

Holotype: Sirmore, Gerard, Wall.Cat.5744 (K-W).

Distribution: Kashmir (Parker l.c.); India (N.Punjab, Kumaon, Garhwal); Sikkim; Tibet.


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