Astragalus stocksii Bunge, Astrag. 1:6. 1868. 2:4. 1869; Boissier, Fl. Or. 2:492. 1872; Ali in Biologia 7:72. 1961.
Perennial erect shrub, young branches serecious. Leaf paripinnately rarely imparipinnately compound, petiole c. 2-5 mm long, rachis (excluding the petiole) c. 7-13 mm long, persistent, becoming indurated and spiny. Leaflets 6-8, c. 3.5-6 mm long, c. 2.5-6 mm broad, obovate, entire, cuneate, appressly pilose on both sides, petiolule less than 1 mm long, stipules lateral, c. 1 mm long, pubescent, becoming hard and spiny. Inflorescence an axillary pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 2.5 cm or less long, bract 1 mm long, pubescent, pedicel c. 1-1.5 mm long, pubescent, hairs white and black. Calyx c. 4-5 mm long, pubescent, hairs white or black and white, teeth c. 0.5 mm long. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 9-11 mm long. Fruit c. 11-15 mm long, c. 4-4.5 mm broad, tapering at both ends, glabrous biolcular; stipe c. 4-6 mm long.
Lectotype: Baluchistan, Stocks 723 (K); Syntype: Afghanistan, Griffith 1509 (K).
Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F. Province, Baluchistan); Afghanistan.