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Astragalus affghanus Boiss., Fl.Or. 2:1095. 1872. Ali in Biologia 7:30. 1961; in Bot. Notiser 118:91.1965.

Astragalus affghanus

  • Astragalus brahuicus Boiss.

    Annual, c. 10 cm or less in height; aerial stem almost absent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 8-25 mm long, pilose, rachis c. 12-25 mm long, pilose. Leaflets c. 7-15, opposite, c. 3-10 mm long, c. 1-3 mm broad, elliptical to obovate, entire, obtuse, acute to retuse, pilose on both sides; petiolule less than 1 mm long; stipules c. 2-7 mm long, ciliate on the margin. Inflorescence a 2-3-flowered pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 2-7.5 cm long, pilose, bract c. 1-1.5 mm long, pilose; pedicel c. 1 mm long, pilose. Calyx c. 5 mm long, pilose, teeth c. 1.5 mm long. Corolla pink to pale bluish pink. Vexillum c. 7-8.5 mm long, appendiculate, glabrous. Fruit c. 2-3.5 cm long, slightly curved, pubescent, abruptly curved near the tip, septum more than half the length of the fruit.

    Fl.Per.: March-April.

    Holotype: Baluchistan, Stocks 716 (K;G).

    Distribution: Endemic to Pakistan (Chitral, Baluchistan).


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