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Astragalus crenatus Schult. / Heterotypic Synonyms: Astragalus corrugatus Bertol., it is an annual herb,  prostrate to ascending, sparingly adpressed-hairy to glabrescent, up to (30) cm long. Leaves 3-5 (-10) cm long, with 11-19 leaflets, stipules hyaline lanceolate or triangular-ovate. 3-4 mm long, sub glabrous, leaflets (3-) 5-10 (-12) mm long, oblong or linear-cuneate, retuse. Flowers 5-8 mm long, violet to whitish, on 1-4 (-7) flowered.  pedunculate racemes, shorter or longer than the subtending leaves. Caly 3-5 mm long, tubular-campanulate with teeth up to half as long. Pods (25-) 30-40 (-50 x (2-) 3 mm. almost cylindrical,scmicircular or arcuate, hooked or with a short mucro at tip, glabrous, with prominent reticulated veins (ridges). 10-20 seeded.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern:————,   Phytochoria: SA+SZ+IT, The native range of this species is N. & NE. Tropical Africa to Pakistan.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Zliten-Misurata Plain Sirte Plains Benghazi Plain
Misurata (Sassu Valley) 2016 E.of Taworgha, end of Wadi Soigen 1978 Ajdabia (Al-Bedan) 2016
Al-Jufra area Ghat area 
Hun 2008 Ghat, Ak-Barkat 1976


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Aljarroushi, M.M. & Almedham, K. E. (2016) Geographical distribution and Life form of plants in Sassu Valley, Misurata area, Libya. Al-satil Vol. 10 No. 15 March 2016., Sassu Valley 2016
El-Zerbi, A. K. , Al-Borki, A. S., Al-Aib, M.A.(2016) Study of vegetation in Protected Al-Bedan southeast of Ajdabiya, Libya. Journal of Marine Sciences and Environmental Technologies-No. (2) Volume (2) December 2016. ISSN: 2413-5267(In Arabic) الغطاء النباتي بمحمية البيضان 2016
Baayo, Kh. A. (2008) Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya. Catrina (2008), 3(3):37-53. Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya 2008