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2. Calophaca soongorica Karelin & Kirilov, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 14: 401. 1841.

新疆丽豆 xin jiang li dou

Calophaca hovenii Schrenk.

Shrubs 20-100 cm tall. Stems with many branches; bark pale grayish yellow, glabrous, exfoliating; young branches pale brown, sericeous or lanuginous. Stipules linear-lanceolate, 5-8 mm, membranous, pale brown, rarely with short trichomes. Leaves 3-7 cm, 7-11-foliolate; rachis and petiole rarely with short trichomes; leaflet blades orbicular to narrowly orbicular-elliptical, 4-14 × 4-10 mm, both surfaces bluish gray with a waxy layer and rarely with appressed short trichomes, veins protruding on both surfaces, base rounded, apex shortly acute. Inflorescences 5-8-flowered; peduncle 7-10 cm, hard, densely lanuginous. Flowers ca. 2.5 cm; pedicel 2-4 mm; bracteoles 2, pale brown, triangular, 2-3 mm, with dense silky appressed trichomes. Calyx campanulate, ca. 1 cm, outside rarely densely sericeous, inside rarely appressed sericeous, base oblique; teeth triangular-lanceolate to triangular, ± as long as tube. Corolla yellow, pale brown when dry; standard 2-2.5 cm, outside with dense short trichomes, base shortly clawed, lamina orbicular, apex emarginate; wings slightly shorter than standard, lamina oblong; keel shorter than wings. Legume narrowly cylindric, 2-3 cm × 6-8 mm, with acute hard glandular appressed trichomes, with short trichomes dorsally, segments disciform. Seeds dark brown, reniform, 3-6 × 2-4 mm, glabrous, smooth. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Jul-Aug. 2n = 32.

Sunny slopes in valleys, among shrubs; 1300-1400 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan].


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