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123. Codoriocalyx Hasskarl, Linnaea. 15(Litt.): 80. 1841.

舞草属 wu cao shu

Authors: Puhua Huang & Hiroyoshi Ohashi

Shrubs, erect. Leaves 3-foliolate, often 1-foliolate by reduction of lateral leaflets; stipules early deciduous; stipels scarious; ter­minal leaflet petiolulate, much larger than lateral ones. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, paniculate or racemose; bracts decidu­ous; bracteole absent. Calyx membranous, broadly campanulate, 5-lobed; upper lobe distinctly 2-toothed at apex. Corolla much longer than calyx; standard often oblique, nearly orbicular, base minutely clawed, not auriculate; wings nearly half-deltoid, base auriculate, clawed; keel falcate, not auriculate. Stamens diadelphous. Gynoecium linear, 6-13-ovuled. Legume 5-9-jointed, de­hiscent along lower suture, lower suture undulate, upper suture not indented, lateral surfaces not reticulate veined, with dense minute uncinate and straight hairs. Seeds obliquely transversely elliptic, arillate; cotyledons epigeous.

Two species: SE Asia; both species in China.

In the protologue, the spelling "Codoriocalyx" was used, although the name has usually been spelled "Codariocalyx."

1 Terminal leaflet narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, 5.5-10 × 1-2.5 cm; legume with sparse short hooked hairs.   1 C. motorius
+ Terminal leaflet obovate or elliptic, 3.5-5 × 2.5-3 cm; legume long pilose intermixed with dense short hooked hairs.   2 C. gyroides

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