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3. Oxytropis subg. Traganthoxytropis Vassilczenko in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 13: 221. 1948.

猫刺棘豆亚属 mao ci ji dou ya shu

Shrublets, usually pulvinate, strongly branching, spiny, tragacanthoid. Racemes 1-5-flowered. Corolla purple or pink. Legume ovoid to subspherical, inflated.

Seven species in two sections: China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia; three species in two sections in China.

1 Leaves lacking terminal leaflet, rachis apex spinescent; legume nut-form in shape, thickly leathery.   19 O. sect. Lycotriche
+ Leaves with a terminal leaflet, rachis ultimately persistent as a thorn; legume vesicular, membranous.   20 O. sect. Hystrix


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