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1. Cladrastis chingii Duley & Vincent, Rhodora. 105: 217. 2003.

秦氏香槐 qin shi xiang huai

Trees, to 13 m tall; bark gray or gray-brown, smooth, lenti­cellate. Leaves imparipinnately compound; leaflets 9 or fewer, alternate; stipels 1 or 2 or more on each side of pulvinus, simple or branched; petiolule 3-5 mm, white hairy when young, then glabrous; blades ovate to elliptic, 3.9-7.8 × 1.2-3.5 cm, some­what leathery, glabrous to sparsely white pilose along main vein abaxially, yellow-green and glabrous adaxially, veins raised on both surfaces, base rounded to broadly cuneate, apex acute-acuminate. Panicle terminal, to 30 cm, erect; bracteoles caducous. Calyx campanulate, 4.5-4.8 mm, rusty brown tomen­tose. Corolla white; standard elliptic or ovate-elliptic, ca. 5.6 × 5.1 mm, rounded at apex, claw ca. 1.5 mm; wings sagittate, ca. 6 × 3.4 mm, auriculate at base, obtuse at apex; keels lanceolate, ca. 6 × 3.4 mm, auriculate at base. Ovary sessile, densely white sericeous; ovules 3-6; style slightly curved, glabrous. Legumes oblong, flat, 6-8 cm, rounded to acute at apex, winged, with 1-3 seeds. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Hill forests. Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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