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Astracantha  antabica (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  antabica (Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus antabicus Boiss. (basionym)
 Astragalus dueluekensis Širj. & Rech.f.
 Tragacantha antabica (Boiss.) Kuntze
Territory Western AsiaIraqLebanon-Syria, (Syria)
dry, sandy grassland
Description branchlets glabrous, spines long, stipules triangular, long acuminate, ciliate, leaflets remote, 6-7 pairs, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, long spinose, flowers 3-5, axillary
Size10-15cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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