Astragalus anisacanthus

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Last Updated on November 17, 2018 by Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani

Astragalus anisacanthus

Vernacular

Family

Papilionaceae

Description

Erect, young stem puberulous, covered with persistent, spiny raches.

Leaf paripinnately compound, petiole c. 1-1.5 cm long, sericeous, rachis (excluding petiole), c. 1.2-3.8 cm long, sericeous, leaflets c. 6-8, c. 4-8 mm long, c. 1.5-3.0 mm broad, elliptic to oblanceolate, entire, tip spiny, villous on both sides; stipules c. 2 mm long, pubescent.

Inflorescence an axillary raceme, peduncle c. 6 mm long, pilose; bracts c. 4 mm long, pilose; pedicel c. 2 mm long, pilose-villous. Calyx c. 11 mm long, velutinous, teeth c. 3-3.5 mm long. Vexillum c. 12-13 mm.

Calyx gets enlarged in fruit, c. 14 mm long. Fruit c. 5-6 mm long, pubescent, unilocular, 2-seeded; stipe c. 1.5-2.0 mm long.

Fl.Per.: September-April.

Distribution

Common in Northern Balochistan. Endemic to Pakistan. Pakistan (Baluchistan, KPK. Province); Afghanistan, Iran.

Astragalus anisacanthus

Astragalus anisacanthus

Courtesy

Flora of Balochistan – Pakistan

Flora of Pakistan



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Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani

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

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