Voucher: KYRG 166
Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Astragalus sieversianus Pall.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Ters Valley, outside Besh-Aral State Res
Coordinates: 41º39'25'' N, 70º43'50'' E Alt: 1590m
Long sprawling herb with few branches from the base. Leaves imparipinnate. Stem and leaves woolly hairy. Legumes axillary solitary or three. Legume with very woody wall covered in wool and looking like mice.
Herbaceous community dominated by Prangos, Artemisia with Bupleurum, Chenopodiaceae, Centaurea along the track.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.12, V. L. Komarov. Sungenus Astragalus. Leaves imparipinnate with 12-15 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets oblong to 4x 1.8cm, hairy. Pubescence of dense simple white hairs. Stipules free. Stem hollow. Legumes coriaceous, coarsely thick walled, lanate, pannose. Legume almost bilocular because of the intrusive placentas.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds (parasitised)
Landrein, S. 166 9 July 2008