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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus peduncularis Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount. 199. 1835. Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 136. 1876; Gontscharov in Komarov, Fl. U.R.S.S. 12:438. 1946; Ali in Biologia 7:75. 1961.

Perennial, c. 70 cm or less tall, stem pubescent, hairs appressed. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 5-10 cm long, petiole short, rachis white-pubescent; leaflets 15-25, c. 10-19 mm long, elliptic-oblong or broadly sub-linear, obtuse, mucronate, pubescent, hairs appressed; stipules united about the middle, encircling the stem, c. 6-8 mm long, acute. Inflorescence a pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 10-18 cm long. Bracts c. 2-3 mm long, black ciliate, longer than the pedical. Calyx c. 8-10 mm long, pubescent, hairs black and white, teeth c. 1-1.5 mm long. Corolla greenish white, vexillum sometimes purple-tinged. Vexillum c. 15-16 mm long. Keel c. 10-11 mm long. Fruit c. 10-15 mm long, sessile, pubescent, hairs appressed, white and black; incompletely bilocular, 6-10-seeded.

Fl. Per.: June July.

Holotype: Pungee in Kunawar, Boyle (LIV).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province); Kashmir; India (N. Punjab); Russia (Tien Shan, Pamir Alai).


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