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Astragalus muelleri
Astragalus muelleri
Mueller's Milkvetch
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0822 0397 (2022-08-13)

Copyright © 2022 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  May 4, 2022
  • latitude 44.83508   longitude 14.34733     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Adriatic Sea, island Cres, near Vidovići settlement north of village Martinšćica, Kvarner archipelago (Rijeka region, Croatia)
  • family Fabaceae
  • notes   Slo.: Mulerjev grahovec - syn.: Astragalus argenteus Bertol., Astragalus vegliensis Asch. & Graebn., Tragacantha muelleri (Steud. & Hochst.) Kuntze, Astragalus vegliensis Sadler - Habitat: mountain slope, southeast aspect, garrigue, road side; stony, calcareous ground; warm, sunny, dry place; elevation 245 m (805 feet); average precipitations ~ 1.000 mm/year, average temperature 11-13 deg C, Sub-Mediterranean phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil among rocks and stones. - Comment (pertains to Flickr album Astragalus muelleri): The genus Astragalus is huge. About 3.000 species are known, which are grouped into two or three hundred subgroups (with no generally accepted taxonomic system). The genus is spread all over the world. Many taxa are endemic and rare. Such is also Astragalus muelleri, a Mediterranean floral element, known only from Croatia and Italy manly on east Adriatic islands. Its locus classicus is on Krk Island, northeast neighbor of Cres. This is reflected in some of synonym names '…. vegliensis'. Veglia is Italian name of Krk island. Astragalus muelleri is a plant loving very dry and stony places. This year (2022) the spring season (at least in this part of the island) was particularly dry, so the flowering was unfortunately not very exuberant. - Ref.: (1) T. Nikolić, Flora Croatica, Vaskularna flora Republike Hrvatske, Vol. 2. Alfa d.d.. Zagreb (2020) p 761. (2) R. Domac, Flora Hrvatske (Flora of Croatia) (in Croatian), Školska Knjiga, Zagreb (1994), p 190. (3) W.K. Rottensteiner, Exkursionsflora für Istrien, Verlag des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins Kärten (2014), p 446.
  • camera   Sony ILCE6000 / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar E 16-70 mm/f4
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_1458/2022_DSC7470
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Mueller's Milkvetch (photographer)
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