Astragalus schizopterus Bois., 1843
Common names: Astragale à ailes fendues [Fr]
Sincan, Iskenderum, HATAY ● Turkey
Description : Mat-forming, scapose, perennial herb with a branched, woody caudex. Leaves 8-20 cm; leaflets 7-10 mm, elliptic to orbicular, sparsely short adpressed bifurcate-pilose below, glabrous above, glaucous, 7-15-paired; stipules c. 6 mm, lanceolate. Peduncles 7-15 cm. Inflorescence 3-6 x 3-5 cm, a lax globose to oblong 10-15-flowered raceme; flowers shortly pedicellate. Bracts c. 8 mm, linear-lanceolate. Calyx (14-)15-18 mm, tubular, sparsely adpressed black and white bifurcate-hairy, at least when young; teeth c. 5 mm, linear. Corolla creamy white, flushed with purple; standard 25-33 mm, sometimes attenuate above. Legume 30-45 x 3-4 mm, cylindrical, curved, keeled on the ventral side only, sparsely white adpressed bifurcate-pilose, often with dark blotches; beak 5-8 mm, straight.
Flowering from April to May.
Habitat: Under Pinus and Quercus, disturbed ground, etc., 100-1150 m.
Distribution: Mainly S. Anatolia, NW Syria, Lebanon. Endemic East Mediterranean element.
The Flora of Van Lake Basin