Voucher: KYRG 481
Scutellaria mesostegia Juz.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º46'58'' N, 71º58'54'' E Alt: 1515m outside the buffer zone.
30cm tall herb. Leaves grey-green non aromatic. Flowers yellow. Stamens 4 of the same length enclosed in the upper lip. Corolla pubescent outside.
Narrow gorge with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.20, V. L. Komarov. Leggy shrub. Leaves acute, triangular, densely white hairy abaxially and long petiolate. Leaf blade with 5-6 acute teeth on each side. Inflorescence short elongating to 10cm long, 4 angled. Bracts entire navicular, acute hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla to 25mm long, yellow with darker lip, curved at base. Calyx hidden in the bracts, with large upper hood, densely hairy but becoming glabrous. Nutlets brown covered in white web-like indumentum.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 481 7 July 2008