Stemless perennial herb to subshrub, hairy; leaves pinnate compound with up to 28 pairs of leaflets, latter elliptic to oblong, up to 2 cm long, hairy especially beneath; stipules up to 15 mm long with ciliate margin; flowers yellow in 3-5-flowered dense raceme, peduncle almost absent to 5 cm long; bracts linear; calyx up to 15 mm long with 5-8 mm long teeth; corolla up to 2.5 cm long; pod up to 2 cm long, densely silky.


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Astragalus rhizanthus Himachal Pradesh: Astragalus rhizanthus

Recorded From: Miyar Valley, Lahaul & Spiti Dist, Himachal Pradesh
Elevation: 3400 m


Thanks for the suggestion its a Astragalus candolleanus.


Also looked at what you have as A.rhizanthus  susbp. candolleanus: efi thread

Whilst not dissimilar, I thought A.rhizanthus was distinct from A.candolleanus – I would take the plant photographed in the Miyah Nullah, Lahoul (I led two botanical tours there in the mid-1980s for a UK specialist travel company) to be A.rhizanthus 


I think it is more likely to be Astragalus rhizanthus Royle ex Bentham in Royle as per keys at Flora of China.

 

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PLANT FOR ID 110 SMP JUN 09 Lahaul- Spiti: 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Again similar flowers as in Plant 109 Spiti valley but the flowers are yellow here.
?Astragalus grahaminus


Adding picture nsince it is not seen…


Not Astragalus grahamianus which has stiff persistent leaf axes at base of plant. This is Astragalus rhizanthus Royle



 

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Astragalus rhizanthus from Gulmarg Kashmir-GSNOV01/01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Astragalus rhizanthus Royle ex Benth. in Royle, Illustr. Bot.Himal. Mount. 200. 1835.
Stemless perennial herb to subshrub, hairy; leaves pinnate compound with up to 28 pairs of leaflets, latter elliptic to oblong, up to 2 cm long, hairy especially beneath; stipules up to 15 mm long with ciliate margin; flowers yellow in 3-5-flowered dense raceme, peduncle almost absent to 5 cm long; bracts linear; calyx up to 15 mm long with 5-8 mm long teeth; corolla up to 2.5 cm long; pod up to 2 cm long, densely silky.
Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir 


 
About Astragalus rhizanthus page : 1 post by 1 author.
Regarding Astragalus rhizanthus page some feedback from …:
“Have my doubts about some of the others suggested to be A.rhizanthus – though one could expect a different habit if growing in arid Ladakh cf. Kashmir.  Just to confuse things further, there is A.grahamianus which is not listed for Ladakh but Stewart has it in Baltistan. Flowers of Himalaya have this species in Kashmir and Lahoul.  Complicated…..”
Pl. have a re-look if possible.


 

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Unidentified plant , Chaka kanda , Himachal, June -2017- 1 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)

Please identify this plant found on slopes, generally observed  in farms or occasionally on roadside.


It is some Astragalus species.
Kindly provide the place and month of the photograph.


Appears more close to Astragalus rhizanthus


Loc- was Chaka Kanda, June -2017. Also observed near Rakchham village.


Is it in Kinnaur?


Yes …! Chaka kanda is exact opposite mountain range to mt Kinner-Kailash in Kalpa.


Thanks, …
May I request you to pl. size larger size images or original images as I am finding difficulty in seeing the sepals.
…. may be of Astragalus rhizanthus Benth. based on the existing details I can observe


 

 
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