Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 462 

Thymus seravshanicus Klok.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley 
Coordinates: 42º11'41'' N, 73º15'03'' E  Alt: 2780m  to the south of Otmök.

Prostrate plant to 3mm tall. Leaves entire with a few long hairs on margin at base. Flowers pale mauve, lower lip darker, spotted on central lobe. Corolla pubescent outside. Stamens 4 exserted.
Alpine grazed meadow on a North facing slope with Phlomis, Geranium, Poaceae and Papaver as dominant species.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.20, V. L. Komarov. Woody creeping herb. Leaves to 5 x 15mm short petiolate. Petioles with one or two hairs on the side. Leaf blade with 2-3 pairs of veins converging to the top but not reaching the margin, with yellow glands abaxially. Flowering stem to 25mm long with 2-3 pairs of leaflets, axillary to sterile shoots. Inflorescence globular with 5-6 flowers. Calyx bilabiate with short teeth, the two lower one ciliate. Calyx mouth ciliate hairy and lilac. Pedicels with short white recurved and stiff hairs. Possibly also T. diminuta or aschurbajevi but those three species might not present any differences. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 462                5 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum flowers flowers calyx calyx

leaves leaves

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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitulum flowers