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Astracantha  muschiana (Kotschy & Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astracantha  muschiana (Kotschy & Boiss.) Podlech  trib. Galegeae
SynonymsAstragalus muschianus Kotschy & Boiss. (basionym)
 Astragalus geminanus Boiss. & Hausskn.
 Astragalus kurdicus ssp. kurdorum Eig
Territory Western AsiaIraqTurkey
rocky slopes
Description stipules ovate-oblong, obtuse, long spinose, leaflets 3-4-pairs, elliptic, attenuate, pungent, coriaceous, flowers axillary, producing oval head, calyx white tomentose
Size20-30cm
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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