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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Astragalus

Astragalus harsukhianus Rech.f. in Biol.Skr.Dan.Vid.Selsk. 9(3):142. 1958.

Perennial woody herb, stem reduced, pubescent, hairs white, biramous. Leaf imparipinnately compound, 3-6 cm long; leaflets 9-13, 5-13 mm long, 1.5-3.0 mm broad, lanceolate, oblong, obovate, pubescent on both sides, hairs spreading; stipules c. 2 mm long. Inflorescence a pedunculate raceme, peduncle c. 3-10 cm long. Bracts 2-3 mm long, white and black pubescent. Pedicel c. 1-2 mm long. Calyx c. 14 mm long, white and black-hirsute. Corolla rose-pink and cream, Vexillum 23-24 mm long. Wing and keel subequal and smaller than the vexillum. Fruit 20-25 mm long, c. 4 mm broad, linear, pubescent.

Fl.Per.: April-May.

Holotype: D-4 Marga-Hindu Bagh, 5500 ft., 5.5.1896, Harsukh 18825 (DD); Type Number (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N.W.F. Province).


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