Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 502 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Astragalus lithophilus Kar. et Kir.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 7km south-west of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º09'14'' N, 71º31'36'' E  Alt: 2694m 

Prostrate herb in the scree. Legumes papery inflated and pinkish.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.12, V. L. Komarov. Sect lithophilus. Plant with long creeping stem. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 17 pairs of leaflets. Old rachis of leaves persistent. Leaflets alternate, ciliate hairy with long white hairs. Stipules fused at the base and also to the petiole, divided at apex. Flowers 3-4 in axillary racemes, each with 2 bracts at base. Flowers withered maybe yellow, calyx with black and white hairs. Banner glabrous. Legume hairy, unilocular, membranous inflated vesicular with a gynophore to 3-5mm long. Septum intruding from abaxial suture. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 502                10 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower

keel keel

banner banner

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

gynophore gynophore

leaflets leaflets

leaflet base leaflet base

stipule stipule


seed pictures
legume legume legume surface legume surface placenta placenta
seeds seeds seed seed seed funiculus seed funiculus
field picture
fruiting plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting plant fruiting plant
fruiting plant legume and seeds
legumes legumes