Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 453 

Lamiaceae
Dracocephalum stamineum Kar. et Kir.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'08'' N, 74º29'11'' E  Alt: 2272m 


Herb to 30cm tall. Flowers dark purple. Calyx purple and glandular. Leaves whitish, hairy, edged with purple, strongly aromatic. Stamens 2 fertiles and 2 steriles. Anthers with divergent thecae.
in a large young morraine with Rosa, Salix, Tamarix, Erigeron and Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.20, V. L. Komarov. Leaves orbicular, cordate with broad rounded teeth, purplish abaxially and with golden sessile glands.Corolla purple two lipped. Lower stamens sterile, shorter than the 2 long fertile and exserted upper stamens. Anther thecae divergent but slit not connected. Calyx purple densely lanate, two lipped, the sinus betwen the lobes with possibly a thicker appendage. Doesn't key out as Dracocephalum, possibly belongs to a different genus ? 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 453                2 July 2008

morphological details

stamens stamens anther anther calyx calyx

gynoecium gynoecium

leaf leaf

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

seed pictures
seeds seeds seed seed seed attachment seed attachment
seed back seed back fruiting calyx fruiting calyx sepals sepals
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence flowers
flowers flowers
basal leaves leaves