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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus sericostachys Stocks in Hook.J.Kew Gard.Misc. 4:146. 1852. Boiss.,Fl.Or.2:414.1872; Ali in Biologia 7:20.1961.

Erect, c. 30-45 cm long, branches with appressed and elongated hairs. Leaf imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 1.2-6.0 cm long, pubescent, rachis c. 8-15 cm long, pubescent; stipules lateral c. 5-12 mm long, pubescent. Leaflets c. 19-25, c. 7-15 mm long, c. 4-10 mm broad, elliptical to narrowly obovate, entire, obtuse to acute, glabrous above, villous below, petiolule less than 1 mm long. Inflorescence axillary pedunculate, peduncle c. 6.5 cm or less, pubescent, bracts c. 10-12 mm long, pilose. Calyx c. 17 mm, villous, teeth c. 10-11 mm long. Vexillum c. 17-18 mm long. Fruit not seen.

Holotype: E-4 Doobund, between Kalat and Nooskhky, Stocks 873 (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Persia.


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