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Chesneya parviflora Jaub. & Spach, Illustr.Pl.Orient. 1:95. 1842. Boiss., Fl. Or. 2:201.1872; Ali in Scientist (Karachi) 3(1):3.1959.

Prostrate herb, internodes elongated, densely silky pubescent, hairs white-light brown. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 15-22 mm long, rachis up to 10 mm long; leaflets 21-25, opposite to alternate, up to 15 mm long and 6 mm broad, oblong-obovate, truncate to emarginate, villous pubescent, sparsely above, densely below; stipules c. 5-7 mm long, sometimes palmately lobed. Inflorescence an axillary, peduncled compact raceme. Bracts and bracteoles small, glandular; pedicel c. 3 mm long. Calyx c. 11-12 mm long, teeth (upper) c. 5 mm or less long, gland tipped. Corolla red-pinkish white. Vexillum c. 15-18 mm long, externally villous. Fruit up to 5.5 cm long, 7 mm broad, villous, many seeded.

Fl.Per.: February-April.

Holotype: ‘ad Sinum Persicum’, Aucher-Eloy 4432 A (P); Type no (K;BM).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Persia.


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