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Astragalus psilocentros var. psilocentros

  • Astragalus polemius Boissier

    Erect shrub, c. 60 cm tall, branches glabrous to subglabrous. Leaf paripinnately compound, c. 2.5-5 cm long, leaflets 10-12, c. 5-11 mm long, obovate to elliptic oblong, obtuse, glabrous above, subglabrous below; stipules connate to the base, leaving an annular scar on the twig, pubescent with long hairs. Flowers solitary or in pairs; pedicel c. 5-6 mm long, pubescent. Calyx c. 12-16 mm long, sparsely pilose, teeth c. 4-5.5 mm long. Vexillum c. 2.5-3.2 mm long, glabrous; longer than the wing. Fruit c. 1.5-1.8 cm long, pubescent.

    Fl.Per.: March-May.

    Holotype: Djillapour, Jacquemont 109 (P); Type no. (K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N.W.F. Province, Punjab); Kashmir.


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