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Astragalus oplites Benth. ex Parker in Kew Bull. 1921:270. 1921. Parker, For. Fl.Punj.143.1924; Ali in Biologia 7:68.1961.

  • Astragalus cicerifolius*
  • Astragalus zanskarensis subsp. oplites (Benth. ex Parker) Deml

    Shrub, young branches pilose. Leaf paripinnately compound, c. 7.0-18.0 cm long; leaflets c. 20-40, c. 5-11 mm long, elliptic-oblong or obovate, obtuse or retuse, often conduplicate, glabrous above, pilose below when young; stipules lanceolate, pilose on the margins with several conspicuous nerves. Inflorescence a 2-5-flowered, pedunculate raceme, peduncle up to 2.6 cm long. Pedicel c. 5-6 mm long, hispid. Calyx c. 1.2-1.6 cm long, pilose, hairs white or black and white, teeth c. 4-4.5 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 2.5-2.8 cm long, glabrous. Wing c. 2.2-2.3 cm long. Keel c. 1.7-1.8 cm long. Fruit c. 1.7-1.8 cm long, pilose, c. 18-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: June-September.

    Holotype: Tibeto-occidentali, 10000-14000 ft., Thomson (LE-not seen).

    Distribution: Kashmir; India (Garhwal); Chinese Turkistan.


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