Astragalus nivalis Kar. & Kir.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Astragalus nathaliae Meffert; Astragalus orthanthoides Boriss.; Astragalus orthanthus Freyn; Astragalus thomsonianus Benth. ex Bunge; Tragacantha nivalis (Kar. & Kir.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Astragalus nivalis Kar. & Kir.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Key identification features : Plants 8-25 cm tall, loosely caespitose, covered with mostly medifixed hairs. Stems 4-15 cm, loosely covered with appressed white hairs 0.3-0.5 mm.
  • Distribution :
    • Himachal Pradesh : Lahaul & Spiti district, Manali
    • Ladakh : Ladakh
  • Native : India, Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. M Sanjappa
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Astragalus nivalis. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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