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Eversmannia Bge.

刺枝豆属

Description from Flora of China

Shrublets, spiny. Leaves imparipinnate. Racemes axillary, many flowered. Flowers shortly pedicellate. Calyx campanulate-tubu­lar; teeth 5, lanceolate, adaxial one shorter than abaxial ones. Corolla standard oblong-obovate, as long as keel, base tapered; wings small, nearly 1/4 as long as standard; keel oblique. Stamens diadelphous (9+1). Ovary glabrous; style filiform, incurved at apex and with small stigma. Legume broadly linear, compressed, curved, leathery, glabrous; articles 1-seeded, separated from persistent thin sutures at maturity.

Four species: C Asia, E Europe, Russia; one species in China.

(Authors: Sun Hang (孙航); Bruce Bartholomew)


 

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