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Oxytropis immersa var. immersa

Perennial herb; root stock woody; aerial stem almost absent, rhizome much branched, covered with persistent leaf bases and stipules. Leaves stipulate, stipules adnate, whitish, papery, glabrous or scantily pilose at the margin; leaf c. 1.8-3.5 cm long, imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 5-12 mm; leaflets 9-19, sessile to subsessile, c. 2-6 mm long, c. 1-2 mm broad, elliptic, entire, acute, pilose on both sides. Flowers in peduncled condensed racemes; peduncle up to 6.5 cm, bracts c. 2-3 mm; pedicel c. 1-1.5 mm. Calyx c. 4.5-5.5 mm, pilose, teeth c. 1-1.5 mm long. Vexillum c. 10-11 mm; wing c. 9 mm; Keel c. 9 mm, including the mucro. Fruits stipitate, stipe c. 1.5 mm; fruit c.7-10 mm long, pilose, 3-4-seeded.

Fl.Per.: June-August.

Holotype: Sikaram, 12000-14000 ft., Aitchison 924 (K); Isotype (BM).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province); Persia; Afghanistan; Russia, (Tien Shan, Pamir Alai).


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