In the context of the Global Plants Initiative digitization project of nomenclatural types and associated data, 864 type specimens of Asian and Middle-Eastern Astragalus L. (Fabaceae) species were discovered in the Paris herbarium collections (P). Emphasis is laid on the Bunge collection from which a significant number of Astragalus type specimens originate, as well as on the Paris herbarium’s richness in type specimens. Finally, a lectotype is designated for Astragalus superbus Bunge based on material used in this study.
Fabaceae, Astragalus, A. A. von Bunge, Global Plants Initiative, lectotypification