Caragana aliensis Y.Z.Zhao

First published in Kew Bull. 63: 345 (2008)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tibet. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Zhao, YZ. (2008). Caragana aliensis, a new species of Caragana (Leguminosae) from Tibet, China. Kew Bulletin 63: 345. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-008-9027-9

Morphology General Bark
Bark grey-brown; branches short and crowded together, cinereous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, c. 17 mm long, c. 7 mm wide, densely fulvous villous; calyx lobes triangular, c. 6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow; vexillum c. 27 mm, blade nearly rotund, c. 18 mm diam., gradually narrowed at the base to the claw; wings c. 26 mm long, wider in upper part, claw as long as ½ of blade, auricle short, linear, incurved, c. 1 mm long; keel c. 24 mm long, claw slightly shorter than the blade, auricle short, toothlike
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit not seen.
Morphology General Habit
Shrub
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary densely fulvous villous outside, glabrous inside
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules ovate, rufous, membranous, densely fulvous villous; all rachises persistent, rigid to springy, 2 – 4 cm long; leaflets in 4 – 5 pairs, paripinnate, elliptic-obovate, 6 – 10 × 3 – 5 mm, blunt at the apex, densely fulvous villous on both surfaces, yellowish-green
Type
China, Xizang Autonomous Region, Ali prefecture, Zhada county, shrub on hillside, 28 June 1976, Qing-Zang Exped. (holotypus NWBI 76-8089).
Distribution
China.
Note
The new species is similar to Caragana cuneato-alata Liou f. (1993) because all rachises are persistent and rigid to springy, leaflets paripinnate, pod glabrous inside, wing auricle short and small.
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Sources

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Bulletin

    • Kew Bulletin
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0