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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus flexus Fisch. in BuIl.Phys.-Math.Acad. Petersb. 3:307. 1844. Boissier,Fl.Or.2:283.1872;Gontsch. in Komarov, Fl. U.R.S.S. 12:182. 1946; Ali in Biologia 7:50.1961.

Perennial herb, stem reduced. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 8-37 cm long, petiole c. 3-9 cm long, glabrous or pubescent; leaflets 15-25, c. 6-20 mm long, orbicular-ovate or orbicular-obovate, subobtuse, glabrous above, glabrous or pubescent below; stipules c. 8-13 mm long, glabrous or pubescent. Inflorescence an axillary, pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 5-12 cm long. Bracts c. 5-9 mm long. Pedicel 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Calyx c. 14-17 mm long, pubescent to subpubescent, teeth c. 2-3 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 32-38 mm long, glabrous. Wing c. 20-26 mm long. Keel c. 24-29 mm long. Fruit c. 16-24 mm long, pubes-cent, hairs spreading, bilocular to semibilocular, stipitate.

Fl.Per.: April.

Holotype: In Scythia, field of Kirghis, dry place, Pander (LE-not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Russia (Aralo-Caspia, Balkash, Kyzyl Kum, Kara Kum,Syr Darya foothills, Pamir Alai); Persia (Kerman).


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