Voucher: KYRG 516
Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Oxytropis lapponica (Wahl.) Gay
Region: Talas Oblast Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E Alt: 3554m
Herb to 15cm tall. Flowers mauve ageing blue. Banner with a white central blotch.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.13, V. L. Komarov. Subgen. phacoxytropis. sect. protoxytropis. Herb with short and branched erect stems. Leaves with 10 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets lanceolate, acute, sericeous hairy with hairs on both sides. Stipules adnate together, hairy with black hairs and not fused to the petiole. Fruits in globose, compact raceme on a peduncle longer than the leaves. Legumes unripe, pendant covered in black hairs, unilocular. Corolla violet, keel with a curved beak. (said to be undistinct in the description).
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos
Osborne, J. 516 12 July 2008