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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus polybotrys Boiss., Diagn.Pl.Or.Nov.ser. 1(9):64. 1849. Fl. Or.2:278. 1872; Ali in Biologia 7:54.1961.

Erect, c. 1 m or less tall, velutinous. Leaf imparipinnately compound. petiole c. 2-5 mm long, villous, rachis c. 2.5-5.5 cm long, villous. Leaflets c. 5-10 mm long, c. 2.0-4.0 mm broad, elliptic, entire, obtuse, villous on both sides to pilose below and glabrous above; petiolule less than 1 mm, pilose; stipules c. 3-5 mm long, almost encircling the stem, pilose. Inflorescence a 2-5-flowered, pedunculate axillary raceme, peduncle c. 6-20 mm long, velutinous. Bracts c. 4-5 mm long, pubescent, pedicel c. 2-3 mm long, velutinous. Calyx c. 13 mm long, pubescent, hairs spreading, teeth c. 5 mm long. Vexillum c. 16-17 mm long. Fruit c. 14-16 mm long, c. 3.5 mm broad, pubescent, hairs spreading, partly bilocular, sessile.

Fl.Per.: April.

Holotype: Afghanistan, Griffith 1075 (K;G).

Distribution: Afghanistan; Pakistan (Baluchistan).


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