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Taxon: Astragalus brachycalyx Fisch.

Genus: Astragalus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Astragalinae
Nomen number: 433295
Place of publication: C. G. T. Kotschy (ed. Hohen.), Pl. Aleppo, exs. 363. 1843
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Aug-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: gum/mucilage (source of a gum of tragacanth used to make confection fide Dict Econ Pl, as A. adscendens; F Iraq, as A. adscendens)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ill Chin Mat Med, as A. adscendens)

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (w.), Iraq (n.e.), Turkey (s.e.?)


  1. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  2. Zarre-Mobarakeh, S. 2000. Systematic revision of Astragalus sect. Adiaspastus, sect. Macrophyllium and sect. Pterophorus (Fabaceae) (Englera) 18:65-70.

Check other web resources for Astragalus brachycalyx Fisch. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?433295. Accessed 18 April 2019.