Argyrolobium stenophyllum

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Argyrolobium stenophyllum

Family

Papilionaceae.

Description

Perennial herb. Taproot up to 4-5 mm thick. Stem branched, pilose. Stipules free lateral, c. 4 mm long. Leaf palmately compound. Petiole c. 3-8 mm long. Leaflets c. 8-23 mm long, c. 2-3.5 mm broad, linear-lanceolate, entire, acute, pilose on both sides, sometimes subglabrous above. Inflorescence a 1-4-flowered raceme; peduncle up to 3 cm long. Pedicel c. 1-2 mm long, bract linear, c. 2-2.5 mm long, pilose. Calyx 5-6 mm long, bilabiate, upper teeth c. 2-2.5 mm, lower teeth c. 1 mm long. Vexillum c. 5-6 mm long, c. 3 mm broad; wing c. 4.5 mm long; keel c. 6 mm long. Filaments c. 5 mm long. Ovary sessile, 5-6 mm long; densely pilose. Fruit 2-3 cm long, 3-5 mm broad, 5-8-seeded, pilose, hairs brown, dehiscent along both sutures.
Fl. Per.: April.

Argyrolobium stenophyllum illustration - Forestrypedia
Credit: Azmat

Distribution

Loralai 1500 m. Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F. Province), Afghanistan.
Argyrolobium stenophyllum
Courtesy:
Flora of Balochistan – Pakistan
Flora of Pakistan


Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu (techurdu.net) Forestrypedia (forestrypedia.com), All Pak Notifications (allpaknotifications.com), Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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