Five new species of Astragalus sect. Malacothrix (Fabaceae) from Iran

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Prof., Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, P.O. Box 13185-116, Tehran, Iran (

2 Research Instructor, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, P.O. Box 19395-1454, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD Student, Department of Biology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

4 Researcher, Research Center of Agricultural and Natural Resources of Kurdistan, P.O. Box 66169-36311, Sanandaj, Iran

5 Researcher, Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

6 Associate Prof., Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


Five new Astragalus species from section Malacothrix Bunge, namely, A. musaianus Maassoumi & Joharchi sp. nov., A. neo-iranshahrii Maassoumi & Amini Rad sp. nov., A. pseudocomosus Maassoumi, F. Ghahrem. & Bagheri sp. nov., A. subaspadanus Maassoumi, F. Ghahrem. & Bagheri sp. nov. and A. takabensis Maasoumi & Maroofi are described and illustrated. These are endemic from different parts of Iran. New species are compared with their nearest relatives.


Article Title [Persian]

Five new species of Astragalus sect. Malacothrix (Fabaceae) from Iran

Authors [Persian]

  • A.A. Maassoumi 1
  • M. Amini Rad 2
  • A. Bagheri 3
  • H. Maroofi 4
  • M.R. Joharchi 5
  • F. Ghahremaninejad 6
Abstract [Persian]


Keywords [Persian]

  • بروماکسینیل+ام ث پ آ