Taxon: Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC.

Genus: Sphaerophysa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Galegeae
        Subtribe: Astragalinae
Nomen number: 35239
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:271. 1825 (Mém. Légum. 288. 1826)
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide State Noxweed Seed)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Russian Federation - Dagestan
    • China: China - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran


  • Barneby, R. C. 1964. Atlas of North American Astragalus. Part II. The Cercidothrix, Hypoglottis, Piptolodoid, Trimeniaeus and Orophaca Astragali Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 13:1162.
  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Inst. Bot. V. L. Komarova, Acad. Sci. URSS Plantae asiae centralis. 1963- (F CAsia)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)


Check other web resources for Sphaerophysa salsula (Pall.) DC. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.