Astragalus pycnostachyus

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Astragalus pycnostachyus


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 pycnostachyus
Varieties: A. pycnostachyus var. lanosissimus - A. pycnostachyus var. pychnostachyus


Astragalus pycnostachyus A.Gray

Type locality: "Baulinas Bay", in salt marshes within reach of tide (Baulinas now spelt Bolinas)

Holotype: H.N. Bolander 2513 (GH 58894; sheet also has a non-type specimen)


  • Phaca pychnostachya (A.Gray) Rydb., 1929 (N. Amer. Fl. 24(6):357)
  • Tragacantha pycnostachya (A.Gray) Kuntze, 1891 (Revis. Gen. Pl. 2:947)


  • Gray, Asa (1865) "Characters of some New Plants from California and Nevada [...]" Proc. Amer. Acad. 6:527.
  • taxon page on TROPICOS
  • HUH Databases
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: marsh milkvetch