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Astragalus  cyprius Boiss.  sect. Incani 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Astragalus  cyprius Boiss.  sect. Incani
SynonymsTragacantha cypria (Boiss.) Kuntze
Territory Western AsiaCyprus
rocks
Altitude300-400m
Description appresed silvery hirsute, stipules minute, triangular, leaves short, leaflets minute, approximate, 4-5 pairs, ovate-orbiculate, flowers 4-8 in lax raceme, calyx hirsute
Size5-12cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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