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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus corrugatus Bertol., Rarior. Ital.Plant. 3:30. 1810. Boissier, Fl. Or.2:232.1872; Gontscharov in Komarov,Fl. U.R.S.S. 12:294.1946; Ali in Biologia 7:31.1961; Chamberlain & Matthews in Davis, Fl.Turk. 3:65.1969.

Annual herb, c. 5-15 cm tall, commonly with many branches from the base, branches glabrate or sparsely pubescent, hairs white and black. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 2-10 cm long, petiole short, rachis sparsely pubescent, hairs white and black; leaflets 11-19, c. 5-11 mm long, oblong to linear, entire, retuse, sparsely villosulous or hirsute on both sides; stipules c. 2.5-3.5 mm long, beset with white and black hairs or glabrate. Inflorescence a 1-5-flowered raceme. Bracts 1-2.5 mm long, glabrous to subglabrous. Flowers subpedicellate. Calyx c.3-5 mm long, black and white pubescent, teeth c. 0.5-1 mm long. Corolla violet. Vexillum c. 6-8 mm long. Wing c. 5-6 mm long. Keel c. 5-6 mm long. Fruit sessile, c. 2-5 cm long, c. 2.5-3 mm broad, arched-incurved, glabrous with prominent reticulate ridge, beak hooked, 14-20-seeded.

Fl.Per.: March-April.

Holotype: Cultivated from seeds received from the Botanical Garden, Paris, Bertoloni (BOLO-not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Afghanistan; Persia, Russia (East Transcaucasia, Kyzyl Kum, Kara Kum, Pamir Alai); Egypt; Iraq; Arabia; Transjordan and Palestine.


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