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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus ptilocephalus Baker in J. Linn.Soc.(Bot.). 18:47. 1880. Ali in Biologia 7:17.1961; in University Studies (Karachi) 3(3):44.1966.

Perennial small shrub, covered with persistent spiny raches. Leaf paripinnately compound, leaflets 8-10, lanceolate, acute, c. 6-8.5 mm long; stipules adnate, membranous. Inflorescence capitate. Flowers subsessile. Bracts small, membranous, lanceolate. Calyx densely pubescent, teeth c. 6-7 mm long. Corolla longer than the calyx. Ovary sessile, densely pilose, few ovuled.

Fl. Per.: May.

Holotype: Kurram valley, Shalizan to Habib Killa, 1879, Aitchison 433 (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Kurram valley).


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