Voucher: KYRG 509
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
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