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Astracantha  cretica (Lam.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  cretica (Lam.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus creticus Lam. (basionym)
 Astragalus cretensis Pall.
 Tragacantha cretica (Lam.) Steven
Territory Southeastern EuropeKriti
rocky slopes
Altitude700-2100m
Description stipules lanceolate, long acuminate, ciliate, leaflets 5-6 pairs, oblong, complicate, appresed hirsute, rachis spinose, flowers of two, axillary, producing globular head
Size10-20cm
Colorpink, white
Bloomsummer
Ca+
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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