Astragalus anisacanthus

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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


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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