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Astragalus  tortuosus DC.  sect. Megalocystis 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  tortuosus DC.  sect. Megalocystis
SynonymsAstragalus micracme Boiss. & Noë
Territory CaucasusWestern AsiaIranIraqTranscaucasus, (Armenia)
rocky slopes
Altitude1300-2300m
Description rusty tomentose, stipules short, rachis thorny, leaflets minute, approximate, 15-20 pairs, complicate, ovate, obtuse, flowers 4-7 in short raceme, calyx ventricose, spherical
Size25-30cm
Coloryellow-white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
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
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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