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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Caragana

Caragana brevifolia Komarov in Acta Horti petropol. 29:211. 1909. Ali in Univ. Stud. (Karachi) 2(3):31.1965.

A low growing thorny bush, bark dark brown. Leaf digitately compound, rachis c. 5-11 mm long, persistent, spinescent; leaflets 2-9 mm long, 1-3.5 mm broad, lanceolate to obovate-lanceolate, acute. Inflorescence solitary axillary, peduncle small, 3 mm or less long. Bracts absent. Calyx glabrous, reddish, teeth deltoid. Fruit c. 2-4.1 cm long, linear, acute, glabrous.

Fl.Per.: June.

Holotype: Kashmir, Aliabad, 11000 ft., 6.7.1876, C.B.Clarke 29012 (K). Isotype (BM).

Distribution: Kashmir; India (Kumaon, Garhwal); Eastern Tibet; China, (Kansu).


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