Willdenowia 37 – Article37119

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2007 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Ranjbar, M., Rahiminejad, M.-R. & Maassoumi, A.-A. 2007: Notes on the short-stemmed species of Astragalus sect. Onobrychoidei (Fabaceae) in Iran.
Willdenowia 37: 305-312. 

Astragalus kiviensis and A. kadschoroides are described as species new to science and illustrated, raising the number of short-stemmed species of A. sect. Onobrychoidei in Iran to five. The other three are A. asciocalyx, A. lilacinus and A. scapiger. A key is provided to the species of this morphological group in Iran, characterized by short stems very densely covered with grey, appressed hairs and becoming woody at the base.

Key words
Leguminosae, taxonomy, Astragalus kiviensis, Astragalus kadschoroides.

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