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Astragalus eremophilus var. eremophilus

Many branches from the top of the root-stock albo-pilose, hairs spreading. Stipules free lateral, c. 2-3 mm long, albo-pilose, hairs spreading. Leaf imparipinnately compound, rachis (including petiole) c. 2.0-5.5 cm long, albo-pilose, hairs spreading, petiole c. 6-22 mm long. Leaflets 7-13, opposite to subopposite, petiolule up to 1 mm, lamina c. 5-17 mm long, c. 2-5 mm broad, obovate-broadly elliptic, margins entire, tip retuse to truncate, albo-pilose on both sides, hairs spreading. Inflorescence a 1-5-flowered peduncled raceme; peduncle c. 9-42 mm long. Bracts c. 1.5-2 mm long, albo-pilose, hairs spreading. Pedicel c. 1.0-1.5 mm long. Calyx c. 3-5 mm long, albo-pilose, teeth c. 2-3 mm long. Corolla pale sulphur yellow. Vexillum c. 5.5-6.0 mm long. Wing c. 4.0 mm long. Keel c. 5 mm long. Fruit c. 12-25 mm long, c. 3 mm broad, slightly bent to semilunar, albopilose, hairs spreading; partly bilocular, 20-seeded.

Fl.Per.: June.

Holotype: In desert, Arabia, Schimper 777 (G); Type no. (K).

Distribution: Pakistan, (Baluchistan); Persia (Bendar Abbas, Shiraz); Egypt; Arabia.


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