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Astragalus candolleanus Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal. Mount. 199. 1835. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:132.1876; Parker, For. Fl.Punjab.(3rd.ed.) 136.1956; Ali in Biologia 7:51.1961.

Shrub, suberect or prostrate, branches pubescent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, up to 12.5 cm long; leaflets 17-25, c. 1.2-1.3 cm long, elliptic or oblong, sparsely pubescent or glabrous; stipules c. 6-7 mm long, free. Inflorescence a compact raceme, sessile or pedunculate, peduncle c. 5 cm or less. Bracts exceeding the pedicel. Pedicel c. 2.5-6 mm long. Calyx c. 1.2-1.3 cm long, pubescent, upper calyx teeth 5 mm, lower 6 mm long. Vexillum c. 2.5-2.6 mm long. Wing shorter than vexillum and longer than the keel. Fruit c. 1.7-2.6 cm long, pubescent, hairs spreading.

Fl.Per.: June-August.

Type: Kunawar, Royle (K).

Distribution: Kashmir; Pakistan (N.W.F. Province).


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