Comprehensive Description

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Parosela radicans (S. Wats.) Rose, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb 8: 305. 1905.
Dalea radicans S. Wats. Proc. Am. Acad. 17: 341. 1882.
A suffruticose perennial, with a woody caudex; stem much branched, glabrous, sometimes erect and short, 1-2 dm. high, sometimes trailing and 3-4 dm. long; leaves 1-1.5 cm. long; stipules subulate; petioles very short; rachis glabrous; stipels small, subulate; leaflets 13-19, narrowly linear, 2-4 mm. long, glabrous; peduncles 1 cm. long or less; racemes 1-2 cm. long, lax; bracts lanceolate, acuminate, falcate, glabrous; calyx-tube turbinate, strongly 10-ribbed, glabrous, 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the tube; corolla magenta-colored; blade of the banner rounded-cordate, about 3 mm. long and broad, the claw 2 mm. long; blades of the wings 4 mm. long, those of the keel-petals nearly 5 mm. long, the claws of both 1-1.5 mm. long; pod obliquely obovate, glabrous, conspicuously glandular-dotted.
Type locality: Sierra Madre, south of Saltillo, Coahuila. Distribution: Coahuila.
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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