Onobrychis pindicola Hausskn.

1740 (2). O. pindicola Hausskn., Mitt. Thür. Bot. Ver. V (1893) 87; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1926) 926; Ball, Fl. Eur. II (1968) 189 — Пиндска еспарзета

Fam:   Leguminose Juss. (Fabaceae)
Genus:   Onobrychis Adans.
Species: Onobrychis pindicola Hausskn.
English Name: x   x   x


Perennial densely tussock-like plant. Rhizome obliquely, in the upper part reddish, scaly. Stems shortened 10.0 - 20.0 (30.0) cm tall, fibrous or missing. Stipule 3.0 - 5.0 mm long, triangular lance. The leaves emerge from the truncated scaly stems from the top of the rhizome in bundles. Leaflets 4 - 7 (8) (5.0) 7.0 to 10.0 (11.0) mm long and (2.0) 3.0 to 4.0 (5.0) mm wide, elliptical back lanceolate to ovoid back on top bristlecone short, scattered on top, underneath thick fibrous fitting. Inflorescence stems upward or face 2 - 3 times longer than the leaves, often out of the top of the rhizome to ribbed base to the tip densely bristly fiber. Clusters dense, narrow, cylindrical or clusters of head. Bracts exceed the base of the teeth of the calyx or reach their peak. The flowers are numerous, 10.0 - 12.0 mm long, purple or pink, concise. Calyx 1/2 - 1/3 of the length of the corolla; The teeth of the calyx 1.5 - 4.5 times longer than tube, slightly rough with each other, lance linear or linear wedge up to half of the corolla or slightly long, bare or sparsely bristly stringy, fibrous long edge. Flower stems shorter than tube. Corolla purple or purple. Flag (7.0) 8.0 - 9.0 (10.0) mm long, longer than the keel or equal to it, rarely slightly short, ovoid or elliptical back at the base without clear fingernail on top clearly concave, with vague mean streak. Wings 2 - 3 times shorter than the flag equal to the calyx or slightly shorter, with linear elliptic 3 - 4 times the length of the nail lamina, tongue half to 2/3 shorter than the nail. The keel on top blunt, the lamina 4 - 5 times longer than the nail, elliptic, bent at an obtuse angle. Beans 2.0 -  4.0 mm in diameter, semicircular, in dorsal edge with 5 - 6 and often side triangular styliform tab, densely fibrous fitting.


subsp. pindicola. Stem 10.0 - 20.0 (30.0) cm high. Inflorescence stems upward or lying. The teeth of the calyx 1.5 - 2.5 times longer than the tube. Corolla purple. Flag longer than the boat. In Bulgaria does not occur.
subsp. urumovii Deg. et Dren., Mag. Bot. Lap. XXXII (1933) 151; Stoyan. Steph., Fluoro. Bul. Eds., 3 (1948) 696. The stem shorter than 10.0 cm or missing. Inflorescence stems upright. The teeth of the calyx 2.5 - 4.5 times longer than the tube. Corolla purple. Flag equal to the keel or slightly shorter than it. Distributed within the species.

Flowering Time: Blooms: YI - VII, fruitful: VII - IX.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том VI, БАН, София, (1976),

Distribution in Bulgaria: Grow in stony, mostly limestone and grassy areas in the upper mountain and alpine zone. Slavyanka, Pirin, between 1500 and 2200 meters altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Yugoslavia, Greece. Balkan endemic.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: It is not. Medicinal Plants Act -


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