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Downy Prairie Clover

Dalea neomexicana var. longipila (Rydb.) Barneby

Comprehensive Description

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Parosela longipila (B. L. Robinson) Rydberg, sp. nov
Dalea mollis var. ? A. Gray, PI. Wright. 1: 47. 1852. Dalea mollis longipila B. L. Robinson, MS. in herb.
A perennial, with rather slender root; stem branched at the base, decumbent or spreading, 1-2 dm. long, longvillous ; leaves 3-5 cm. long, spreading; stipules small, subulate; leaflets 9-13, elliptic, rounded at the apex, rather sparingly silky-villous with long hairs, conspicuously glandular-punctate, 6-12 mm. long; peduncles opposite the leaves, 3-7 cm. long; racemes rather dense, 2-3 cm. long; bracts narrowly lanceolate, gradually attentuate, not exceeding the calyces; calyx long-silky; tube about 3 mm. long; lobes 4 mm. long; blade of the banner acutishcordate, 3.5 mm. long, yellowish-white, glandular-dotted near the base; wings yellowish-white, the blades obliquely obcuneate-ovate, slightly retuse at the apex, with a rounded basal lobe, 4 mm. long, the claws 2 mm. long; keel-petals with a purple tip, the blades obliquely obovate, with a rather large rounded basal lobe, with small glands at the base, 5 mm. long, the claw 3 mm. long; pod glabrous.
Type collected in western Texas. October 1S49. Wright 126 (Gray Herb.). Distribution: Western Texas, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas.
bibliographic citation
Per Axel Rydberg. 1919. (ROSALES); FABACEAE; PSORALEAE. North American flora. vol 24(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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