Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 509 

Lamiaceae
Dracocephalum origanoides Steph.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Pass. (top of pass) 
Coordinates: 42º12'09'' N, 71º34'46'' E  Alt: 3315m 


Herb to 10cm tall, growing in mound. Inflorescence glandular. Flowers with 2 bracteoles. Bracts to 15mm long, dull purple, hairy. Corolla white with purple-spotted lip. Lip deeply folded. 4 fertile stamens.
Alpine exposed rocky hill at the top of the pass E to NE facing. With Astragalus, Pulsatilla, Silene, Allium.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.18, V. L. Komarov. Creeping. rhizomatous herb. Leaves ovate, rounded with circular teeth. Leaf margin revolute, puberulent. Flowers in verticillasters forming a globular, ovoid head. Bracts pinnatifid, red-purple, longer than the flowers. The terminal lobe of the bract broader. Calyx 2 lipped, upper lobe broader than lower lip. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 509                10 July 2008

morphological details

upper corolla lip upper corolla lip flower and bract flower and bract bracts bracts

calyx sinus calyx sinus

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence inflorescence
flower inflorescences
inflorescence flowering plant