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Astragalus munroi Benth. ex Bunge, Astrag. 1:30. 1868. 2:35.1869; Ali in Biologia 7:43.1961.

Perennial herb, root woody, many stems arising from the root top; up to 40 cm tall, densely villous. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 1.3-3.0 cm long, villous; rachis (excluding petiole) c. 2.2-5.0 cm long, villous. Leaflets 19-23, lateral leaflets opposite to subopposite, c. 10-20 mm long, c. 2-4 mm broad, oblong, entire, obtuse, villous on both sides; petiolule less than 1 mm; stipules lateral, c. 9-17 mm long, villous. Inflorescence an axillary raceme, peduncle c. 8 mm or less long, villous, bracts c. 9-10 mm long, villous; pedicel c. 2 mm long, villous. Calyx c. 18 mm long, villous, teeth c. 9 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 21-22 mm long, glabrous. Fruit c. 25-27 mm long, c. 19-20 mm broad (semipressed), stipitate, inflated, villous, partly bilocular, many-seeded.

Fl.Per.: June-September.

Holotype: Ladakh, Pass east of Leh, 13000 ft., Strachey (K).

Distribution: Kashmir, India (N.Punjab); Tibet; Chinese Turkestan.


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