Eremosparton

Eremosparton

 

a genus of shrubs and small trees of the family Leguminosae. The branches are thin, green, and twiglike. The leaves are small scales that are appressed to the stem. The violet flowers are papilionaceous and in long racemes. The fruit is a one-or two-seeded pod. There are three species, distributed in eastern Dagestan, the Caspian region, and Middle Asia. The shrub E. aphyllum reaches 1 m in height and has ascending branches. Some species are used as sand stabilizers and ornamental greenery in deserts.

REFERENCE

Flora SSSR, vol. 11. Moscow-Leningrad, 1945.
References in periodicals archive ?
EsDREB2B, a novel truncated DREB2-type transcription factor in the desert legume Eremosparton songoricum, enhances tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses in yeast and transgenic tobacco.
Phenotypic plasticity in response to soil moisture availability in the clonal plant Eremosparton songoricum (Litv.
Limitations on the recruitment of the rare sand shrubby legume Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae) in Gurbantunggut Desert, China.
In the deserts of the Turan Plain and Dzungaria (from the Caspian Sea to western Mongolia), there are about 10 endemic genera, the most important being Arthrophytum (Chenopodi-aceae), Rhammatophyllum (Brassicaceae), and Eremosparton and Smirnowia (Leguminosae).