Voucher: KYRG 137
Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Astragalus schmalhauseni Bge.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º47'02'' N, 71º59'13'' E Alt: 1524m outside the buffer zone.
Annual herb in fruit. Legume ciliate with a long prickles like hairs. Leaves pinnate and withered.
Very dry South facing slope on conglomerate rocks with Eremurus, Celtis, Prangos, Centaurea, Alcea, Convolvulus.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov. Subgenus Trimeniaeus sect. Sewerzowia. Annual with basifixed hairs. Legumes carinate (keeled in the middle) smooth and compressed with margin of long prickles. Prickles more or less hooked. Placenta intrusive on ventral side and almost forming a partition. Leaves imparipinnate, hairy with narrow short leaflets.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 137 7 July 2008