Astragalus physocalyx Fisch. (1837:74)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Tragacantha physocalyx (Fisch.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 947 (1891); Astragalus ampullifer Griseb. in Spic. Fl. Rumel. 1: 58 (1843); Astragalus friwaldskianus Boiss. in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 2: 73 (1843); Astragalus hyrcanus var. lehmannianus Bunge in Arbeiten Naturf. Vereins Riga 1: 235 (1847); Astragalus stereocalyx Bornm. in Mitth. Thüring. Bot. Vereins, n.f., 23: 15 (1908); Astragalus villosidentatus Podlech in Bull. Soc. Échange Pl. Vasc. Eur. Occid. Bassin Médit. 27: 94 (1998)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (fide Humhreys et al., 2019)



Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey & Yugoslavia


Biology & Ecology










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