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Astragalus hosackioides (Royle ex Benth.) Benth. in Benth. & Hook. f.,Gen.Plant. 1(2):507. 1865. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:123.1876; Ali in Kew Bull.1958:378-380.1958; in Biologia 7:21.1961.

  • Kerstania nuristanica Rech.f.
  • Podolotus hosackioides Royle ex Benth.

    Perennial herb, erect, c. 20-40 cm tall. Stem pubescent to subglabrous. Leaf imparipinnately compound, c. 3-6 cm long, leaflets c. 13-19, c. 2-11 mm long, c. 2-7 mm broad, elliptic, subtruncate, rarely subemarginate, glabrous; stipules small, membranous. Inflorescence a 1-4-flowered pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 2-4 cm long. Bract minute. Pedicel c. 2 mm long, subglabrous. Calyx c. 3 mm long, glabrous. Vexillum c. 8 mm long. Wing and keel smaller, curved. Fruit c. 12-20 mm long, c. 4 mm broad, unilocular; endocarp separating as a thin membrane, and produced as septa between seeds. Seeds 3-6.

    Fl.Per.: April-June.

    Holotype: Mussorie, Royle (K).

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


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