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Astragalus  polyacanthus Benth.  sect. Aegacantha 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  polyacanthus Benth.  sect. Aegacantha
SynonymsAstragalus tenuispinus Bunge
Territory Indian SubcontinentIndiaNepalPakistanWest Himalaya, (Jammu-Kashmir)
grassland and rocks
Altitude2700-4500m
Description leaves imparipinnate, leaflets 20-24 pairs, elliptic, obcordate, adaxially glabrous, abaxially sparsely hirsute, flowers 1-2, axillary, calyx tubular, lobes short, linear
Size10-15cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Pakistan www.eFloras.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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