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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Chesneya

Chesneya depressa (Oliver) Pop. in Univ.Asaie Cent.15.Suppl. 11:10. 1927. Ali in Scientist (Karachi) 3(1):2.1959.

  • Calophaca depressa Oliver
  • Chesniella depressa (Oliver) Boiss.

    Root long, woody. Stem prostrate, branched, white, silky tomentose. Stipules free, lateral, c. 3 mm long, velutinous. Leaf imparipinnately compound, rachis c. 8-15 mm long, velutinous; petiole c. 2-2.5 mm; leaflets opposite, subopposite to alternate; petiolule less than 1 mm, lamina c. 2-4.5 mm long, c. 1.5-2.5 mm broad, obovate to elliptic-obovate, entire, mucronate, tomentose above, velutinous below. Flowers solitary axillary, pedicel c. 4-5 mm long, velutinous. Calyx c. 5 mm long, velutinous, teeth c. 2.5-3.0 mm long. Corolla mauve or yellow. Vexillum c. 7-8 mm long. Wing c. 7 mm long. Keel c. 7.5-8.5 mm long. Fruit sessile, c. 9-11 mm long, c. 3.5-4.0 mm broad, tomentose, 3-4-seeded. Seeds reniform, pitted.

    Fl.Per.: May-July.

    Holotype: Bernens, 6000 ft., Gilgit Expedition, Giles 385 (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province); Kashmir, 4000-8000 ft.


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