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4b. Lespedeza thunbergii subsp. formosa (Vogel) H. Ohashi in Iwatsuki et al., Fl. Jap. 2b: 262. 2001.

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Desmodium formosum Vogel, Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 19(Suppl. 1): 29. 1843; Lespedeza albi­flora Ricker; L. bicolor subsp. formosa (Vogel) P. S. Hsu, X. Y. Li & D. X. Gu; L. chekiangensis Ricker; L. formosa (Vogel) Koehne; L. formosa var. pubescens (Hayata) S. S. Ying; L. pen­duliflora subsp. cathayana P. S. Hsu; L. pubescens Hayata; L. viatorum Champion ex Bentham; L. wilfordii Ricker.

Subshrubs. Leaflets adaxially puberulent or rarely glabres­cent. Lateral calyx lobes nearly equal to or slightly shorter than calyx tube. Corolla 3-4 × as long as calyx.

● Mountain slopes, forest margins, roadsides, thickets; below 2800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang.

The Chinese record of Lespedeza patens Nakai (Li & Chen, FRPS 41: 140. 1995) is referable to L. thunbergii subsp. formosa.


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