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Astragalus hemsleyi Aitchison & Baker in J.Linn.Soc.(Bot.). 19:158. 1881. Ali in Biologia 7:66.1961; Deml in Boissiera 21:25.1972.

  • Astragalus canispinus Boiss.

    Perennial woody shrub, branches pubescent. Leaf paripinnately compound, rachis woody spiny, persistent, leaflets 12-16, small obovate, sparsely pubescent when young, stipules united throughout with petiole, the tip pointing outwards. Inflorescence axillary, subsessile, 2-4-flowered. Bract minute, lanceolate. Calyx c. 6-7 mm long, pubescent. Vexillum c. 11-13 mm long, glabrous. Wing and keel smaller. Fruit c. 8-9 mm long, bilocular, 3-4-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: May-June.

    Lectotype: Afghanistan, Hariab Distr., 1830, Aitchison 80 (K;BM).

    Syntypes: Afghanistan, Hariab Distr., June 1880, Aitchison 61 (K); Sarghal to Biankhel, Kurram valley, 5.6.1879, Aitchison 1215 (K).

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


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