Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 510 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Astragalus nivalis Kar. et Kir.

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

Herb 15cm tall. Leaves grey-green. Calyx pale pink with black and white hairs. Corolla white and mauve. Keel mauve, banner and wings yellowish white plus mauve. Anthers dark orange.
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.12, V. L. Komarov. Sect. hysophilus. Plant acaulescent with basal leaves but also with a few short stem. Leaves with 5-6 pairs of leaflets, appressed white hairy. Pubescence of '2-pronged' hairs. Stipules fused together. Flowers capitate on a long peduncle. Bracts ovate, acuminate. Banner purple-white, emarginate and veined, wings longer than the keel and cleft at apex. Keel white-purplish. Calyx inflated, covered in black hairs and white hairs. Calyx lobes short. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 510                10 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers calyx apex calyx apex 'prong' hairs 'prong' hairs

flower dissection flower dissection

gynoecium gynoecium

leaflets leaflets

leaflets leaflets

stipules stipules

stipules stipules

field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowers flowers
flowers flowers