Welcome to Astragalus of World

This site is planned for the biggest genus of Astragalus within 57 big genera in flowering plants which covers the classification and ecological informative data along with distribution patter of species in different continents and countries of Old World according Evolutionary groups, sections and species order. All data will be extracted from a database set which is prepared since very long time. For the New world only Taxonomic hierarchy information will be retrieved from database.

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Endemics

Introduction

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The genus contains 38 monotypic sections in the Old World and 24 monotypic sections in the New World. There are also several local and regional endemites sections in different countries of the world. Majority of the sections contain 10 to 60 species and only a few sections consist of  70 to 120 species. 

Diversity

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Astragalus L. is a pioneer and big genus with very wide distribution in the Old and New World among 57 Angiosperm genera, comprising over 500 species. Astragalus contains 538 species in the New World and about 2664 species/varieties in the Old World, with the total number of 3202 species.