Astragalus spinosus

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Astragalus spinosus


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Galegeae
Genus: Astragalus
Species: Astragalus spinosus


Astragalus spinosus, (Forssk.) Muschl., (1907 publ. 1908)


  • Astragalus forsskaolii Boiss.
  • Astragalus kneuckeri Freyn
  • Astragalus microthamnus Boiss. & Hausskn.
  • Astragalus rauwolfii Vahl
  • Astragalus scorpius Boiss.
  • Astragalus spinosus var. kneuckeri (Freyn) Täckh. & Boulos
  • Astragalus tumidus Willd.
  • Colutea spinosa Forssk.
  • Saccocalyx tumidus Steven
  • Tragacantha forsskaolii Kuntze
  • Tragacantha microthamna (Boiss. & Hausskn.) Kuntze
  • Tragacantha scorpius (Boiss.) Kuntze


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Egypt, Libya
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sinai
    • Regional: Arabian Peninsula
      • Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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