Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Desmodium elegans DC. var.  elegans 

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Lushui Xian
Gazetteer:Lao Wo.
Coordinates: 25.8593 N, 99.0424 E  Alt: 1539m 

Shrub 1.5 m tall. Flowers purple. fruit burgundy brown pod.
N facing slope 45 degrees, cliff by the road.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Section Desmodieae. Stamens appear to be diadelphous, 9 fused + 1 (monodelphous in key ?). Bracteoles present. Apex of standard emarginate.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2052               24 July 2010

morphological details

flower flower flower bud flower bud calyx calyx

flower dissection flower dissection

androecium and style androecium and style

flower section flower section

inflorescence rachis inflorescence rachis fruit fruit lomentum lomentum
fruit section fruit section stem stem leaf rachis leaf rachis
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  
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Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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