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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus strobiliferus Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr.Bot.Himal. Mount. 199. 1835. Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:135.1876; Parker, For. Pl.Punj. 140.1924; Ali in Biologia 7:18.1961; in Univ. Studies (Karachi) 3(3):40. 1966.

Woody shrub, young branches woolly. Leaf paripinnately compound, c. 2.5-5.5 cm long, leaflets c. 10-14, oblanceolate, c. 5-6 mm long, mucronate, silky; stipules membranous, connate behind the rachis. Flowers few, sessile in the axil of the leaf, scarcely exceeding the stipules. Calyx c. 6-6.5 mm long, cleft to the base, each lobe densely woolly. Corolla yellow, little exserted. Vexillum panduriform. Wing and keel equal to the vexillum. Fruit shorter than the calyx, silky, sessile.

Fl.Per.: July-August.

Holotype: Kanum in Kunawar, Royle (LIV); Isotype (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province, Baluchistan); Kashmir; India, N. Punjab; Afghanistan 8000-13000 ft., temperate to alpine region.


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