Astragalus pelecinus

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Astragalus pelecinus
Saw sleeve (Astragalus pelecinus)

Saw sleeve ( Astragalus pelecinus )

Eurosiden I
Order : Fabales (Fabales)
Family : Legumes (Fabaceae)
Subfamily : Butterflies (Faboideae)
Genre : Tragacanth ( astragalus )
Type : Astragalus pelecinus
Scientific name
Astragalus pelecinus
( L. ) Barneby

The Sägehülse ( Astragalus pelecinus (L.) Barneby ; Syn .: Biserrula pelecina L. ) is a plant from the family of the Leguminosae (Fabaceae).


Astragalus pelecinus is an annual stem therophyte that reaches a height of 10 to 40 centimeters. The plant is short and downy. The leaves are unpinnate. The 15 to 31 leaflets are 5 to 10 × 1 to 5 millimeters in size and linear-oblong to ovoid-rounded. The chalice is bell-shaped and has 5 unequal teeth. The crown is 4 to 6 millimeters in size and colored blue or pale yellow, with a blue tip. The sleeves are 10 to 40 × 4 to 8 millimeters in size, narrowly elongated and compressed at the sides. Their saw-toothed edges are striking.

The flowering period extends from March to April.

The number of chromosomes is 2n = 16.


The species occurs in the Mediterranean area. In Crete it grows on dry wasteland at altitudes of 0 to 200 meters.


  • Ralf Jahn, Peter Schönfelder: Excursion flora for Crete . With contributions by Alfred Mayer and Martin Scheuerer. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart (Hohenheim) 1995, ISBN 3-8001-3478-0 , p. 146 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Astragalus pelecinus at In: IPCN Chromosome Reports . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

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