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146. Gueldenstaedtia Fischer, Mém. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 6: 171. 1823.

米口袋属 mi kou dai shu

Authors: Bojian Bao & Anthony R. Brach

Amblytropis Kitagawa (1936), nom. illeg. superfl., not (Mitten) Brotherus (1907).

Herbs, perennial. Taproot thick. Stem very short or nearly absent, with a rosette of leaves at soil surface. Leaves imparipinnate, rarely 1-foliolate; stipules adnate to petiole or free; stipels absent; petiolule short or leaflets nearly sessile; leaflets ovate, lanceolate, elliptic, oblong, or linear, rarely orbicular. Flowers purple, pink, or yellow, 3-8(-12) per umbel on axillary peduncles. Calyx campanulate, densely appressed villous, rarely glabrous, 5-toothed; upper 2 teeth broader. Standard ovate or orbicular, narrowing to claw at base, retuse at apex; wings free, obovate-oblong, slightly shorter than standard; keel ovate, very short. Stamens diadelphous. Ovary sessile, many ovuled; style short, rolled inward at apex; stigma broad. Legume cylindric or linear, not septate, with many seeds. Seeds triangular-reniform.

About 12 species: from Russia (Siberia) to the Sino-Himalayan region; three species (two endemic) in China.

1 Leaflets orbicular to ovate or elliptic.   3 G. taihangensis
+ Leaflets obovate to linear   (2)
2 (1) Stems short, less than 5 cm, not woody; standard obtuse at apex.   2 G. verna
+ Stems long, ca. 5 cm, woody; standard acuminate at apex.   1 G. henryi

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