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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus schimperi Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Or. Nov.Ser. 1(2):53. 1843. Boiss.,Fl. Or.2: 226.1872; Ali in Kew Bull.28(2):298.1973.

Prostrate, annual, many branches from the base, pubescent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 2.5-7.0 cm long, petiole and rachis pubescent; leaflets 9-17, c. 0.5-1.0 cm long, oblong-elliptical, acute-obtuse, pubescent on both sides; stipules c. 1.5-2.5 mm long, lateral, free. Inflorescence a 2-3-flowered pedunculate head; peduncle c. 4-5 mm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long, pubescent, teeth c. 1 mm long. Corolla pink. Vexillum c. 6 mm long. Fruit c. 14-15 mm long, c. 3 mm broad, pubescent (hairs spreading); stellately spreading or erect in heads.

Fl.Per.: February-April.

Type: 'Flab. in Arabia Petraea’, Schimper 238 (G), Type no. (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Syria, Iraq, Israel Arabia.


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