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Maackia

Description from Flora of China

Trees or shrubs; buds axillary, exposed, bud scales imbricate. Leaves imparipinnately compound, alternate, estipulate, petiolate, deciduous; leaflets opposite or nearly opposite, entire, estipellate; petiolule short. Racemes simple or branched at base, terminal. Flowers many, dense; bracteoles caducous. Calyx inflated, campanulate or cylindric, 5-toothed. Corolla white to greenish white; standard obovate, long elliptic-obovate, or obovate-cuneate, reflexed; wings oblique-oblong, hastate at base; keels slightly incurved, partially fused ventrally. Stamens 10; filaments slightly fused at base; anthers versatile, elliptic. Ovary subsessile, densely hairy, few ovuled; style slightly incurved; stigmas small, terminal. Legume flat, long elliptic to linear or ovate, straight or curved, narrowly winged along ventral suture or not. Seeds 1-5, long elliptic, flat.

Twelve species: E Asia; seven species (six endemic) in China.

(Authors: Bao Bojian (包伯坚); Michael A. Vincent)

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