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5. Cladrastis scandens C. Y. Ma, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(1): 111. 1982.

藤香槐 teng xiang huai

Lianas or climbing shrubs; stem lenticellate. Leaves im­paripinnate; leaflets 4-paired, alternate; stipel subulate, gla­brous; petiolule ca. 2 mm, glabrous; blades elliptic or oblong, terminal one larger, ca. 9 × 6 cm, smaller toward base, usually 3-6 × 2-4 cm, papery, glabrous, veins obviously raised abaxi­ally and with obvious veinlets, base obtuse, apex rounded or acute. Panicle terminal and large. Pedicel 6-8 mm, brown-gray pubescent. Calyx cup-shaped, equally and triangular toothed, hairy. Corolla white; standard oblong, rounded at apex, nar­rowing to claw at base, claw ca. 3 mm; wings triangular-ovate, claw ca. 4 mm; keels similar to wings, slightly broad, ca. 3.5 mm, one auriculate at base. Ovary linear, white pilose, 6-8-ovuled; style slightly curved; stigma very small.

● Hill scrub; ca. 1200 m. Guizhou.

According to Duley and Vincent (Rhodora 105: 234. 2003), based on the description, it is highly probable that this species is conspecific with Cladrastis platycarpa.


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