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Caragana gerardiana Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal. Mount. 198. 1835. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:116.1876; Parker,For. Fl.Punj.ed.3:134. 1956; Ali in Univ.Stud.(Karachi) 2(3):35.1965.

  • Aspalathus gerardianus (Royle ex Benth.) O.Kunze
  • Astragalus gerardianus Grah.
  • Astragalus spinosissimus Wall.
  • Caragana spinosissima Benth.

    Shrub, 90-120 cm tall, young branches densely pubescent. Leaf pinnately compound, rachis 1.2-4.0 cm long, persistent, spiny; leaflets 8-10, c. 5-7.5 mm long, oblanceolate, acute, densely silky pubescent on both sides. Inflorescence with 1-2 subsessile flowers. Calyx c. 1 cm long, densely pubescent, teeth triangular. Corolla c. 2 cm long. Fruit c. 1.7-2.5 cm long, pubescent externally and woolly internally.

    Fl.Per.: May.

    Lectotype: Furze from Neetee, Webb, Wall. 5938b (K). See Ali (l.c.) for discussion.

    Distribution: Pakistan; India, Garhwal, N.Punjab.


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