Calophaca

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Calophaca

 

a genus of plants of the family Leguminosae. They are densely hairy shrubs with odd-pinnate leathery leaves. The large yellow flowers grow in axillary racemes. The pod has one or two seeds. There are ten species in the southeastern part of the European USSR, the North Caucasus, Middle Asia, China, and Burma. Of the five species that grow in the USSR, four are found in Middle Asia. C. wolgarica, which grows on stony steppe slopes, is eaten by cattle. The bark of C. grandiflora, which grows in Tadzhikistan, is used by local inhabitants to make rope.

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