Astragalus stipulatus D. Don ex Sims, Bot. Mag. 50: t. 2380 (1822) (syn: Astragalus lanceolatus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Astragalus stipulatus var. phulchokiensis H.Ohashi; Coronilla stipulata (D.Don ex Sims) Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don; Glycyphylla stipularis (D.Don ex Sims) Steven; Tragacantha stipulata (D.Don ex Sims) Kuntze);
Central & E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan): China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;

Stems 0.6-2m. leaves 20-40cm, leaflets 31-45, oblong, obtuse at both ends, 1-4.5 x 0.5-1.5cm, ± glabrous; stipules ovate 3.5-7 x 1.5-3.5cm, sheathing stem. Flowers numerous, orange-red in racemes 15cm (elongating to 45 in fruit ), peduncles 6-8cm. Calyx 1cm, divided to middle into narrow linear-lanceolate teeth, usually brownish pubescent. petals 1.5cm, standard obovate, blade 10 x 6mm, wings linear curved 2.5-3 x 0.5-0.7cm. curved and tapering to the apex, divided longitudinally within, 6-8seeded on each side, seeds reniform 2mm, compressed, blackish.
Fl. June-August
On shingle by streams
Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Mongar. 1830-2750m.
(Attributions: A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 as per Bhutan Biodiversity Portal);

Plant ID: 3 high res. images.
This plant was at found in Godavari Nepal at 1700m in the month of August.
I am sure you and your experts can help with the ID.


I think it appears close to images of Astragalus stipulatus at Bhutan Biodiversity Portal.

Yes, it seems to be Astragalus stipulatus. In Astragalus more than 3000 species are found. It is not always easy and correct to identify the species only with photographs.




POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal