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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus compositus N. Pavlov in Bull. Soc.Nat.Moscou. 44:33. 1935. Gontscharov & Popov in Komarov, Fl. U.R.S.S. 12:299.1946; Ali in Kew Bull.1958:307.1958; in Biologia 7:28.1961.

Annual herb, c. 10-25 cm tall, stem puberulent with white hairs. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 5-11 cm long; leaflets 15-21, c. 3-14 mm long, linear-oblong, retusely truncate, glabrous above, canescent with white appressed hairs below; stipules c. 3-4 mm long, pubescent, hairs white and black. Inflorescence an axillary, pedunculate raceme, peduncle longer or shorter than leaves, pubescent. Bracts c. 1 mm long, pubescent, hairs white and black. Pedicel c. 1 mm long. Calyx c. 3-4 mm long, white and black pubescent, teeth c. 1-1.5 mm long. Corolla pale violet. Vexillum c. 5-7 mm long. Wing c. 4-6 mm long. Keel c. 3.5-5 mm long. Fruit c. 14-20 mm long, c. 4-6 mm broad, carinate ventrally, concave dorsally, appressed puberulous, ridge spiny.

Fl.Per.: April.

Holotype: Montes Karakau in decliviis argillo rubro constructis ad faucem angustis kzyl-ata prope pag. Atzbajevo, 15.5.1930, S. Lipschitz 204 (MW-not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan, (Swat); Russia, (Tien Shan.).


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