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Astragalus confertus Benth. ex Bunge in Astrag. 1:23. 1868. 2:27.1869; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2: 23.1876; Ali in Biologia 7:42.1961.

Stem caespitose, appressed white-pubescent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 6-15 mm long; leaflets 11-15, c. 1.5-3 mm long, c. 1 mm broad, oblong, densely canescent; stipules lanceolate. Inflorescence an axillary peduncled raceme; peduncle c. 2.5-5.0 cm long, pubescent, hairs appressed, black and white, silky. Bracts and pedicel small. Calyx c. 4-5 mm long, pubescent, hairs avpressed, mostly black, teeth c. 1.5-2.0 mm long. Corolla lilac or purple. Vexillum c. 9 mm long. Wing c. 8-10 mm long. Keel c. 8-10 mm long. Fruit pubescent, unilocular, few seeded; stipe short.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Lectotype: West Himalayas, 15000-1 7000 ft., Strachey 15 (K).

Distribution: Kashmir; India, N. Punjab; E. Turkestan; Tibet, 13000-18000 ft.


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