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Taxon: Astragalus brachycalyx Fisch.

Genus: Astragalus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Galegeae subtribe: Astragalinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 433295
Place of publication: C. G. T. Kotschy (ed. Hohen.), Pl. Aleppo, exs. 363. 1843
Name verified on: 08-Aug-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • manna   (Source: Dict Rehm [as A. adscendens]) – English
  • Persian manna   (Source: Dict Rehm [as A. adscendens]) – English

Economic importance:

  • Human food: gum/mucilage   (source of a gum of tragacanth used to make confection fide Dict Econ Pl, as A. adscendens; F Iraq, as A. adscendens)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Ill Chin Mat Med, as A. adscendens)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Iran [w.]; Iraq [n.e.]; Turkey [s.e.?]


  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [= A. adscendens].
  • Zarre-Mobarakeh, S. 2000. Systematic revision of Astragalus sect. Adiaspastus, sect. Macrophyllium and sect. Pterophorus (Fabaceae). Englera 18:65–70.


Check other web resources for Astragalus brachycalyx Fisch.:

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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