Pediomelum brachypus

Comprehensive Description

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Pediomelum brachypus Rydberg, sp. nov
A perennial, with a fusiform root; stem branched at the base, decumbent, strigose, 1-3 dm. long; leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; stipules ovate, herbaceous, 3-5 mm. long; petioles less than 1 cm. long; leaflets rhombic-ovate or rhombic-lanceolate, glabrous above, sparingly strigose beneath, rarely 1.5 cm. long, acute; peduncles 2-4 cm. long; spikes few-flowered, subcapitate; calyx sparingly strigose; tube about 2 mm. long; lobes nearly equal, 2 mm. long, lanceolate, acute; corolla 6 mm. long, purplish, otherwise as in P. rhombijolium; pod strigose, the body ovate, 4 mm. long, the beak of about the same length, hooked at the apex.
Type collected at Los Naranjos. Oaxaca, August, 1908. Purpus 3049 (herb. N. Y. Bot. Gard.).
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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