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27b. Desmodium elegans var. wolohoense (Schindler) H. Ohashi in H. Hara, Fl. E. Himalaya. 2: 297. 1971.

川南山蚂蝗 chuan nan shan ma huang

Desmodium wolohoense Schindler, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21: 1. 1925; D. elegans subsp. wolohoense (Schin­dler) H. Ohashi.

Terminal leaflet blade narrowly ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-4 × 1.2-2 cm, abaxially densely or sparsely pubescent or nearly glabrous. Pedicel 1.3-2.2 cm at anthesis, nearly gla­brous. Lower calyx lobes longer than tube. Legume sparsely puberulent, glabrous at maturity.

● Forest margins, thickets; 2900-4000 m. Sichuan, NW Yunnan.

One of us (Ohashi) recognizes this taxon as a geographical sub­species (see J. Jap. Bot. 70: 113. 1995).


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