Narrow-Fruit Pea-Shrub   
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Narrow-Fruit Pea-Shrub
P Native Photo: Ashutosh Sharma
Common name: Narrow-Fruit Pea-Shrub
Botanical name: Campylotropis stenocarpa    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Campylotropis nepalensis, Lespedeza stenocarpa, Oxyramphis stenocarpa

Narrow-Fruit Pea-Shrub is a woody shrub, 3-5 ft tall, branches densely hairy, hairs spreading. Leaves are trifoliolate, leaf-stalk 5-25 mm long, densely hairy. Leaflets are up to 1.8 cm long, 1.3 cm broad, obovate, blunt, flat or retuse, often with a short sharp point, hairless above, densely silky below; stipules about 2.5-3 mm long, triangular tapering. Flowers are borne in leaf-axils, in racemes, about 3.8 cm long, stalkless, silky. Bracts are ovate, silky, persistent. Flower-stalks are 3.5-8.0 mm long. Calyx 5 mm long, silky velvet-hairy, teeth about twice as long as the tube. Flowers are about 1 cm long, dark red; keel sharply incurved pointed. Fruit is about 1.3 cm long, oblong, gradually narrowed above, velvet-hairy. Narrow-Fruit Pea-Shrub is found in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to W. Nepal, at altitudes of 1900-2200 m. Flowering: Autumn

Identification credit: Ashutosh Sharma Photographed in Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh.

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