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4. Wisteria venusta Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wil­son. 2: 514. 1916.

白花藤箩 bai hua teng luo

Wisteria brachybotrys Siebold & Zuccarini var. alba W. Miller.

Lianas, 2-10 m. Stems densely appressed yellow pubes­cent when young, glabrescent. Leaves 9- or 11-foliolate; rachis 18-35 cm, including petiole 3-5 cm; leaflet blades ovate-ob­long to lanceolate-oblong, 6-10 × 2.5-5 cm with pair at middle of rachis somewhat larger than others, both surfaces appressed pubescent but abaxially more densely so especially on midvein and margin, base truncate to subcordate and asymmetric, apex acute. Racemes terminal, emerged at same time as leaves, ca. 15 × 10 cm, yellow tomentose. Pedicel 2.5-3(-3.5) cm, straight. Flowers ca. 2 cm. Corolla white; standard suborbicular, apex truncate and cuspidate. Ovary with trichomes, with 12 ovules. Legume oblanceolate, flat, yellow tomentose. Seeds brown, round, ca. 1.2 cm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Mountain valleys. Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi.

This species usually is cultivated as an ornamental in shade.


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