Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 506 

Thymus seravshanicus Klok.

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

Creeping herb to 5cm tall. Flowers with pink corolla. Calyx brownish-pink.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

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. 506                10 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flower flower corolla corolla

fruiting calyx fruiting calyx

section of the calyx section of the calyx

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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