A. alyssoides Lam., Encycl. 1:317 (1783).
Dwarf, scapose, perennial herb, with a branched, woody caudex. Leaves 3-6 fim; leaflets 4-6 mm, linear-elliptic, spreading or adpressed bifurcate-pilose, 6-8-paired; stipules c. 2 mm, broadly ovate-lanceolate, membranous, free from the petioles. Peduncles 2-8 cm. Inflorescence 1-1.5 cm diam., a dense, globose, 6-20-flowered spike, becoming oblong in fruit. Bracts 1-2 mm, lanceolate. Calyx 4-7 mm, tubular, adpressed black and white bifurcate-pilose; teeth c. 2 mm, linear. Corolla white to pale lilac; standard 9-12 mm. Legume c. 6x4 mm, ovoid, shortly black and white simple and bifurcate strigillose; beak c. 1 mm, curved. Fl. 6-7. Alpine meadows, sandstone slopes, etc.,2150-2900m.
Type: [Turkish] 'Armenia', Tournefort (iso. BM!).
N.E. & E. Anatolia. A8 Erzurum: between Bayburt and Ispir, Bourgeau. B8 Erzurum: Techdağ, nr. Erzurum, Calvert; Muş: between Kupak and Molla-Ali, 20 vi 1916, Schischkin. B9 Van: Çuhgediği between Hoşap and Başkale, 2800-2880 m, Hub.-Mor. 10186! B10 Van: 6 km from Özalp to Saray, 2250 m, D. 44381!
Soviet Armenia. Ir.-Tur. element. A specimen from C10 Hakkari (Mor Da., 3250 m, Watson et al. 2995!), which differs in its lax, few-flowered spike, probably belongs to this species.