3766.000 Astragalus L.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours). Stipules present, entire; stipels 0. Leaves imparipinnate with entire leaflets. Flowers in axillary racemes. Calyx with 5 teeth, the upper 2 shorter than the lower 3. Standard glabrous. Upper stamen free, the other 9 united for most of their length. Style glabrous

Worldwide: 1,750 species, one of the largest genera in the world, mainly northern temperate areas but extending to tropical African mountains.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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atropilosulus (Hochst.) Bunge subsp. abyssinicus (Hochst.) J.B. Gillett var. burkeanus N,C,SDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Astragalus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=735, retrieved 26 March 2023

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