Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

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

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers keel beak keel beak

calyx calyx

flower flower

keel, wings and banner keel, wings and banner

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium legume legume

legume legume

leaflets leaflets

leaflets surface leaflets surface

stipules stipules
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence inflorescence