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Astracantha  globiflora (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  globiflora (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus globiflorus Boiss. (basionym)
 Astragalus andalanicus Boiss. & Hausskn.
 Astragalus karadaghicus Eig
Territory Western AsiaIranIraq
grassland and rocks
Description erinaceous, stipules shortly triangular-lanceolate, leaflets 3-4 pairs, minute, oblong, grey sericeous, tipped with spine, flowers of 3, axillary, in dense globular head
Size5-15cm
Colorrose
Bloomlate spring, summer
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
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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