Astragalus strictus Grah. ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal. Mount. 198. 1835. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:124.1876; Ali in Biologia 7:41. 1961.
Stem caespitose, ascending, appressed pubescent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 2.5-5.0 cm long, petiole short; leaflets c. 19-25, c. 6-10 mm long, oblong, entire, obtuse, pubescent, hairs appressed, white; stipules foliaceous, free, deltoid. Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme; peduncle c. 5-12 cm long, white and black pubescent. Bracts pubescent, longer than pedicel. Pedicel black-pubescent. Calyx c. 4-5 mm long, white and black-pubescent, teeth c. 1.5-2 mm long. Vexillum c. 8-10 mm long. Wing and keel shorter than the vexillum; keel c. 5 to less than 7 mm long. Fruit c. 6-8 mm long, arcuate, white and black pubescent, c. 6-8-seeded, stipe short.
Holotype: Mountains of Silhat, Wallich 5924 (K-W).
Distribution: Kashmir; India (N. Punjab, Kumaun); Nepal; Sikkim; Tibet; Bangla Desh (Sylhet).