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79. Indigofera neosericopetala P. C. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 11: 285. 1989.

绢毛木蓝 juan mao mu lan

Shrubs. Stems angular; young branches with appressed white medifixed trichomes, glabrescent. Stipules brown, lan­ceolate, ca. 2 mm, sparsely pubescent. Leaves ca. 2 cm, 3-folio­late; petiole 1-1.2 cm, sparsely pubescent; leaflet blades ob­long, ca. 11 × 6 mm, both surfaces with dense appressed white medifixed trichomes, base cuneate, apex rounded and promi­nently mucronate. Racemes 5-6 cm; peduncle 4-5 mm, sparsely pubescent; bracts to 1 mm, deciduous. Pedicel ca. 0.8 mm. Calyx ca. 2 mm, pubescent; tube ca. 1 mm; teeth triangular, ca. 1 mm. Corolla purple; standard broadly oblong, ca. 7.5 × 5 mm, base broadly cuneate, apex slightly emarginate; wings 7-7.5 × ca. 2 mm; keel 7.5-8 × ca. 2 mm. Stamens 6.5-7.5 mm. Ovary densely pubescent. Fl. Jun, fr. unknown.

Quercus forests; ca. 2000 m. Yunnan (Yongsheng).

No material of Indigofera neosericopetala has been seen. The description is taken from the protologue. We could not locate the type, Exped. Qinghai-Xizang 655 (PE). This species needs further research.


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