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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus kahiricus DC., Prodr. 2:292. 1825. Boiss., Fl.Or.2:20.1872; Ali in Biologia 7:20.1961.

  • Astragalus isopetalus Boiss.
  • Astragalus longiflorus Delile

    Root woody, stem villous, c. 30 cm or less long. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 4.5-10 cm long, villous; rachis c. 5.0-17 cm long, villous. Leaflets 11-17, lateral leaflets opposite to alternate, c. 5-29 mm long, c. 5-29 mm broad, ovate-orbicular, entire, obtuse, glabrous above, sericeous; below petiolule c. 1.5 mm long; stipules c. 5-7 mm long, pilose externally. Inflorescence axillary raceme, peduncle c. 10-12 mm; bracts c. 4-6 mm, pubescent; pedicel c. 18-20 mm, villous. Calyx cup 13-14 mm long, teeth c. 6-7 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 28-30 mm long. Calyx enlarging in fruit, c. 28-35 mm long. Fruit c. 12-15 mm long excluding the apical tip and the basal stipe, glabrous, bilocular, each half 1-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: March-April.

    Holotype: Between Kahir and Soueys, Egypt, Delile (MPU-not seen).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Afghanistan; Persia; Arabia; Israel; Egypt.


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