Voucher: KYRG 504
Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Astragalus lasiosemius Boiss.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 7km south-west of Kara-Buura Pass
Coordinates: 42º09'14'' N, 71º31'36'' E Alt: 2694m
Spiny shrub to 30cm tall. Corolla bright yellow. Calyx green with pink tinge above. banner striped with green.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.12, V. L. Komarov. Sect. Aegacantha. Shrub with 5cm long new year's shoots. Leaves paripinnate ending in a spine and persistent becoming woody and spinescent. Stipules membranous acute and ciliate. Leaflets 7 pairs, sericeous hairy to 10 x 3mm. Inflorescence on 5-10mm long hairy peduncles, pedicels very short. Bracts narrow membranous. Calyx campanulate, hairy. Banner sericeous hairy. Ovary hairy.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 504 10 July 2008