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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus nicharensis Bunge, Astrag. 1:39. 1868. 2:50.1869; Boiss., Fl.Or.2:290.1872; Ali in Biologia 7:60.1961.

Perennial herb, root woody, aerial stem almost absent. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 3-6.5 cm long, pubescent, rachis (excluding the petiole) c. 7-12.5 cm long, pubescent; leaflets (21-)41-51, opposite to subopposite or alternate, c. 5-6 mm long, c. 3-3.5 mm broad, elliptic, entire, ovate, pubescent below, glabrous above; petiolule less than 1 mm long; stipules 5-8 mm long, pilose to glabrous. Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 9-17 mm long, scantily pilose; bracts c. 5-6 mm long, pilose; pedicel c. 4-5 mm long, subglabrous. Calyx c. 15 mm long, pilose towards teeth, glabrous below, teeth c. 3-4 mm long. Vexil┬Člum c. 23 mm long. Ovary villous. Mature fruit not seen.

Holotype: Baluchistan, Nichara, Stocks 928 (K-untraceable). E-4 Nichara, Stocks 916 (K).

Distribution: Endemic to Baluchistan.


 

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