Astragalus aznabjurticus

Astragalus aznabjurticus

Perennial, subacaulescent, 15-25 cm tall, from a buried rather slenderly-branched caudex 3-7 cm long; stems of the year 1-1.5 cm long, densely pubescent with appressed white hairs; stipules connate to 1/3-1/2 and adnate to petiole, 5-7 mm long, covered with white subappressed hairs, ciliate-margined, the lower ovate -lanceolate the upper lanceolate in the free part, acuminate, green, herbaceous; leaves 5-10 cm long, the petiole and rachis sparsely covered with appressed white hairs; leaflets 12-13 pairs, oval to oblong-oval, scarcely retuse or round -tipped, 4-9 mm long, green, glabrous above, sparsely covered beneath on the midvein with short appressed Perennial, 25-55 cm tall; stems several, 5-20 cm long, erect, very minutely vested with appressed white or mixed white and black hairs; stipules connate and united with petiole, lanceolate, subulate -tipped, 4-6 mm long, hirsutulous with white and black appressed hairs; leaves 8-13 cm long, the petiole and rachis slender, minutely hirsutulous with white and black appressed hairs; leaflets 11-18 pairs, narrowly linear, 8-15 mm long, 1.6- 3 mm broad, subacute, densely hirsutulous above with appressed white hairs, rarely glabrescent; peduncles equaling to 1.5 times as long as the leaves, hirsutulous with ascending white and mixed white and black hairs; inflorescences oblong, 10-15 cm long, many -flowered, lax in fruit; bracts linear -subulate, 3-4 mm long, covered with white and black hairs; calyx cylindric, 11-12 mm long, densely villosulous with soft short white hairs , the tube equaling to 1.5 times the length of the teeth; corolla violet, standard 16-19 mm long, the limb broadly rhomboid -oval, ligulately attenuate in upper 1/4, deeply emarginate, slightly angular -attenuate at base, 3 times the length of the claw; wingpetals 14-17 mm long, the limb lance -oblong, rounded -entire at apex, equaling the claw; keel 11-15 mm long, the limb obtuse, equaling to 1.5 times the length of the claw; pods on a stipe 3-5 mm long, erect or horizontally spreading, ellipsoid -oblong, acute at both ends, carinate ventrally, sulcate dor sally, terminating in a straight or slightly curved slender subulate beak 3-5 mm long, densely villous with spreading long soft white hairs, bilocular. Fl. May -June; fr. June -July. Dry clay mountain slopes, pebbles, and among crops.

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