Astragalus munroi Bunge, Astrag. 1:30. 1868. 2:35.1869; Ali in Biologia 7:43.1961. (syn: Astragalus longicalyx C.C. Ni & P.C. Li; Tragacantha munroi Kuntze);
Tibet, China (Xinjiang), Pakistani Kashmir (Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Dras, Ladakh), India (Himachal Pradesh) as per Catalogue of Life;

 

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Sending photo from Hemis National Park: 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching photo of Astragalus munroi Benth. ex Bunge family Fabaceae 
another tiny cold desert perennial.


Where is Hemis National park situated? Is the place similar to Leh Ladakh/ Spiti valley as you have said it to be a cold desert?


NP is situated in Ladakh, cold desert region of Jammu & Kashmir


 

Fwd: Astragalus munroi in Lahaul : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5) 

Images taken by the Late Krishan Lal at Patseo, Lahaul, H.P.  This is near the base of the Baralacha La, before one reaches Zingzingbar.
This species is not described nor illustrated in ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’ nor its Supplement.
Stewart records this from Baltistan, Dras & Ladakh @ 3000-3900m.
A remarkable species, densely hairy with large inflated pods, yellow flowers growing in open desert.
Hartmann recorded it from Mulbekh and other parts of Ladakh.
Flora of Lahaul-Spiti found it common amongst stones and on gravelly riverbeds at Jispa.
I have other images of this plant which I plan to post separately.


 

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