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Astragalus tribuloides Delile, it is an annual herb branched at the base, prostrate to ascending, with appressed to ascending white hairs 0.2-1.5 mm. Stems from nearly absent to 40 cm, prostrate to ascending, hairy.  The leaves 1.5-7 cm, stipules membranous, 2-3 mm, hairy, petiole 0.5-2 cm, like rachis hairy, leaflets in 4-10 pairs, nar­rowly elliptic, 2.5-15 × 0.8-4 mm, both surfaces sericeous with appressed hairs, apex acute. Racemes sessile, rarely with a pe­duncle up to 2.5 cm, (1 or)2-8-flowered, bracts membranous, 1-3 mm. Calyx tubular, 3-5 mm, densely hairy, teeth 1-2 mm. Petals whitish or white suffused with mauve or pink, standard narrowly oblong, 4-10 × 1.2-2.5 mm, apex retuse, wings 4-6 mm; keel 3-5 mm. Legumes mostly starlike spreading, straight or slightly curved, oblong-triangular, 4-12 mm, 2.5-4 mm high and wide, distinctly bigibbous at base, acute at apex, with a deep dorsal groove widened at base, valves with short appressed hairs 0.05-0.15 mm and with much longer appressed to subappressed hairs up to 1.5 mm.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Feb-Mar,   Vern:————,   Phytochoria: SA+IT, The native range of this species is S. European Russia to Central Asia and India, N. Africa to Arabian Peninsula.    Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Zliten-Misurata Plain Benghazi Plain
Sabrata 2008 Misurata 2008 Ajdabia (Al-Bedan) 2016
Jabal Nafusa Marmarica Plateau
Al-Asaba 1968  Msallata (Shaafeen) 2008  Msallata National Park (Shaafeen) 2013  Tarhuna (Mckhalef) 2018  Gharyan (Sedrores Mountains) 2020 Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930  Al-Tamimi 1968  From Tobruk to Egyptian Border 1999


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
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055. An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
El-Ahmir, S.M., Mahklouf, M.H., Shanta, M.B., Abo-Jaafer, H.A. (2020) Floristic Study of Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan District-Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. Volume 8 / Issue 1. ISSN: 2348-7313., Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan 2020
MahkloufM.H. SherifA.S, BetelmalA. G. (2018) Floristic Study for Tarhuna-Libya. Hacettepe J. Biol. & Chem, 2018, 46 (3), 337-364., Floristic Study for Tarhuna 2018
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
Al-Masalati, N. A. A. (2013) Plant diversity across the altitudes of the Msallata National Park Reserve Mountains. Master Thesis. Botany Department-College of Science-University of Benghazi-Libya. (In Arabic)  
Baayo, Kh. A. (2008): Floristic composition and Phytochorological Analysis of Misratah area, Libya, Assiut Univ.J. of Botany 37(2), P-P. 33-78 (2008)  
El-Yafour, L. A. (2008) Taxonomic study of the vegetation properties of Sabratha city Master Thesis. Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Al-Zawiya University, Libya. (In Arabic)  
Mohammed, S.A.H. (2008) A taxonomic and ecological study of the plants of the Shaafin Reserve in Masalatah. Master Thesis. Department of Biology-Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Al-Mirqab University. Al-Khums. Libya. (In Arabic)  
EL-Habony, A.M. (1999) Vegetation and flora of a sector along Mediterranean cost of Libya from Tobruk to Egyptian border, M.Sc. Thesis, Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. (In Arabic)