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Astragalus retamocarpus Boissier & Hohen. in Boissier, Diagn. Pl.Or. Nov. Ser. 1(9): 68. 1849. Boissier, Fl.Or.2:277.1872; Gontscharov & Borissova in Komarov, Fl.U.R.S.S. 12:97.1946. Ali in Kew Bull. 1958:311. 1958; in Biologia 7:54.1961.

Perennial, 50-100 cm tall, erect, stem deeply sulcate, pubescent, hairs long white and short black. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 10-20 cm long, petiole very short; leaflets c. 31-61, c. 1.5-2.5 cm long, oval-oblong or sublinear, entire, subobtuse to subacute, hairy beneath, glabrous above; stipules c. 10-12 mm long, black-ciliate. Inflorescence an axillary sessile or peduncled raceme, up to 5.0 cm long, 5-7-flowered. Bracts c. 1.3-2.0 cm long. Pedicel c. 1.5-2.0 mm long. Calyx c. 1.2-1.5 cm long, teeth c. 4-5 mm long. Vexillum c. 2.4-2.6 cm long. Wing c. 2.1-23. cm long. Keel c. 1.8-2.2 cm long. Fruit c. 7-10 mm long, glabrous, 2-seeded.

Fl.Per.: February-March.

Holotype: Persia, at the foot of the mountain Demawend above Ask, Kotschy 379 (G; K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Swat); Russia, Mountain Turkmenia, Pamir Alai; Persia.


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