African Plant Database

Astragalus trigonus DC.
Protologue : Astragalogia 186 (1802)
Information on the genus : Astragalus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Astragalus pseudotrigonus Batt. & Trab. (1912)
=Astragalus leucacanthus Boiss. (1849)
=Astragalus franchii Trotter (1915)
=Astragalus trigonus var. franchii (Trotter) Maire & Weiller (1939)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub or herb, spiny, branched from the base, or erect, 5-50 cm tall, densely leafy, often with many stems, 2-5 mm Ø, stout, yellow to dark brown, appearing greyish-white because of the indumentum, rarely ribbed.
Ecology : Ecology unknown in Tibesti (Chad); overgrazed area around gardens (S Bilma, Niger); wadi zones; sand; 1850-1900 m alt.
  Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt; Israel, Syria.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1931). Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica.  
  • OTT, E. (1978). Revision der Sektion Chronopus Bunge der Gattung Astragalus L. Phanerog. Monogr. 9: 102
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1980). Flora of Libya. 86: 79
  • Med-Checklist 4: 67 (1989).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 150
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 119 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 334 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 193
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 76
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°63369 modified 2008-09-09
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