Astragalus idaeus Bunge (1868:107)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Tragacantha idaea (Bunge) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 945 (1891)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1846 (source)

Rediscovered in 2002 (Vassiliades, 2004)



Crete, Greece


Biology & Ecology










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Podlech, D and Zarre, S. (2013). A taxonomic revision of the genus Astragalus L. (Leguminosae) in the Old World 3: 1641-2439. Naturhistorisches Museum Wien.

Vassiliades, D. (2004). Astragalus idaeus (Fabaceae) rediscovered in Crete. Bot. Chron. 16: 13-17. [published 2003?]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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