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Ellis' Stinking Milkvetch

Astragalus praelongus var. ellisiae (Rydb.) Barneby

Comprehensive Description

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Jonesiella ellisiae Rydberg, sp. nov
A perennial; stem 3-5 dm. high, sulcate, more or less flexuose; leaves about 1 dm. long, the rachis glabrous; stipules deltoid, 3-5 cm. long, reflexed; leaflets 15-19, oblong or oblanceolate, about 1 cm. long, glabrous; peduncles about 1 dm. high, sulcate; racemes about 3 cm. long; bracts lanceolate, 2 mm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long; calyx nearly glabrous, the tube 5 mm. long, the teeth subulate, 3 mm. long; corolla apparently white, with a purple-tipped keel; banner obovate, slightly arcuate, about 18 mm. long; wings somewhat shorter, the blade oblanceolate, with a large basal auricle; keel-petals about 15 mm. long, the blade broadly lunate, with a dark-purple tip; pod somewhat arcuate, about 3 cm. long, 6 mm. wide and S mm. thick, tapering at each end, almost sessile, glabrous, the septum 1.5 mm. broad, at least the lower suture sulcate.
Type collected in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, April 30, 1914, Charlotte C. Ellis 421 (U.S. Nat. Herb.).
Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
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Per Axel Rydberg. 1919. (ROSALES); FABACEAE; PSORALEAE. North American flora. vol 24(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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