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Astragalus polyacanthus Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal. Mount. 199. 1835. Parker,For.Fl.Punj.142.1924; Ali in Biologia 7:68.1961, Deml in Boissiera 21:142.1972.

  • Astragalus tenuispinus Bunge

    Shrub, branches nearly glabrous. Leaf paripinnately compound, c. 3.5-6.5 cm long; leaflets 20-24, c. 3.5-5.0 mm long, elliptic, obcordate, glabrous above, sparsely hispid beneath; stipules amplexicaul, lanceolate, but not leaving an annular scar. Flowers solitary or 2 in the axil of the leaf. Pedicel c. 5-6 mm long, hispid. Calyx c. 10-11 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 17-18 mm long, glabrous. Wing nearly as long as the vexillum. Fruit c. 1.5-1.6 cm long, glabrous or subglabrous, about 12-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: July.

    Holotype: Soongnum in Kunawar, Royle (LIV;K).

    Distribution: Kashmir; India, N. Punjab, 9000-15000 ft.


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