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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus pyrrhotrichus Boiss., Diagn.Pl.Or.Nov.ser. 1(9):73. 1849. Boiss., Fl.Or.2:133.1876; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:133.1876; Ali in Biologia 7: 53.1961.

Stem woody, densely pubescent, hairs long, brown. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 15-30 cm long, densely pubescent, hairs spreading; leaflets 41-51, c. 6-10 mm long, orbicular to suborbicular, entire with a minute mucro; stipules c. 12-20 mm long, silky. Inflorescence an axillary peduncled raceme, peduncle c.2 .5-10 cm long, bracts linear, pedicel short. Calyx c. 18-22 mm long, densely silky, teeth c. 9-11 mm long. Vexillum c. 13.5-17 mm long. Fruit subsessile, densely silky, bilocular, 10-12-seeded.

Fl.Per.: March-September.

Holotype: Afghanistan, Griffith 1066, ex Herb. Hooker (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province); Afghanistan; India, (Punjab.).


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