Etymology - the specific epithet is given in honor of Professor Al-Shehbaz.
Hedysarum al-shehbazii is a new species endemic in Iran.
Genus Hedysarum contains 200 species originating from temperate zones-boreal, species of perennial, rarely undergrowth.
Description - Hedysarum al-shehbazii - perennial species, up to 70 cm high. Stem simple or branched from the base, well developed internoduri. Stipele 5.6 x 1-1.5 mm, brown-green, triangular, the upper triangular-acuminata, poorly covered with hairs 0.2-0.5 mm. Imparipenat-compound leaves, 8-15 cm long, petiole 0.7-1.7 cm long, the upper are smaller. Folio 3.6 perequivalent, ovat-elliptic, 17-30 x 10-19 mm, top round or easily detachable, short mucronata, gray-green and without hairs on the upper face, short hairy on the inside. Raceme blossom often, oblong-ovata. Peduncle 8.11 cm, erect to ascending. Bractei 5-6 mm long, linear-lanceolata, membranous. Pedicel 2-3 mm, hairy, flowers are superior Sesi without pedicel. Calyx 10-14 mm, tubular-campanulata, covered with white hairs, lobes linear-subulati, 7-9 mm. Corola - banner 22-25 x 16-18 mm obovata, leading deep emarginat, gradually attenuated to the base, hairy on the dorsal, ligula wings, 18-19 mm long, top sub-acute, 18-19 mm hull, under - triangular, top sub-acute. Peabody nearipata, ovat-elliptical, covered with white hairs.
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