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Taxon: Astragalus cicer L.

 
Genus: Astragalus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Subtribe: Astragalinae
Nomen number: 5753
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:757. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 144 (136 active, 121 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing)
  • Bee plants:
  • Environmental: erosion control; erosion control
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey (e.)
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation [Checheno-Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, North Ossetia, Krasnodar, Stavropol]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Kurgan, Sverdlovsk]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Italy (n.), Romania
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain (n. & e.)


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/related/Astragalus_cicer/ target='_blank'
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Barneby, R. C. 1964. Atlas of North American Astragalus. Part II. The Cercidothrix, Hypoglottis, Piptolodoid, Trimeniaeus and Orophaca Astragali. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 13:1160.
  4. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora.
  5. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  6. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  7. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Astragalus+cicer&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412.
  10. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  12. Ortega-Sada, J. L. 1987. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos.
  13. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Smythies, B. E. 1984-1986. Flora of Spain and the Balearic Islands: checklist of vascular plants. Englera 3:1-882.
  16. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  17. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1987. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9.
  18. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.
  19. Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia

Check other web resources for Astragalus cicer L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?id=5753. Accessed 17 October 2019.