Document Type: Research Paper
Prof., Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, P.O. Box 13185-116, Tehran, Iran (email@example.com)
Research Instructor, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, P.O. Box 19395-1454, Tehran, Iran
PhD Student, Department of Biology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Researcher, Research Center of Agricultural and Natural Resources of Kurdistan, P.O. Box 66169-36311, Sanandaj, Iran
Researcher, Research Center for Plant Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
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.