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Astragalus maddenianus Benth. ex Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind. 2:127. 1876. Ali in Biologia 7:39.1961.

Stem elongated, young branches densely pubescent, hairs black and white. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 3.5-5.0 cm long, leaflets 19-21, oblong, obtuse, pubescent on both sides, hairs appressed, white; stipules minute, spreading. Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 1.2-2.5 cm long, densely pubescent, hairs black and white. Bracts linear, longer than pedicels. Calyx c. 4-5.5 mm long, pubescent, hairs black and white, teeth c. 2-3 mm long. Vexillum c. 1.2-1.3 cm long, glabrous. Wings much shorter than the vexillum and keel. Fruit c. 9-10 mm long, white pubescent, unilocular, 3-4-seeded; stipe longer than calyx.

Fl.Per.: July-August.

Lectotype: Badrinath, 10000-11000 ft., Edgeworth (K); Syntype: Nainital, Madden (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province,) Kashmir; India (Kumaun, Tehri Garhwal).


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