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Thermopsis  barbata Benth.  trib. Thermopsideae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Thermopsis  barbata Benth.  trib. Thermopsideae
SynonymsThermopsis atrata Czefr.
Territory ChinaIndian SubcontinentChina South-CentralQinghaiTibetXinjiangEast HimalayaIndiaNepalPakistanWest Himalaya
rocky slopes
Altitude2700-5000m
Description densely white or brown lanate, basal leaves 4-7, verticillate, vaginate-connate, leaflets oblong, the lateral unequal, acute, flowers in lax raceme, bracts ovate
Size8-30cm
Colordark purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division in fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of China www.eFloras.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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