Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 28 

Draba alberti Rgl.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 7km south-west of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º09'14'' N, 71º31'36'' E  Alt: 2694m 

Plant rhizomatous with small hairy rosettes of leaves. Rhizomes often on the surface of the scree. Flowers white, scape mostly with siliculae.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.8, V. L. Komarov. Leaves oblong, entire 2-3mm broad with stiff, stellate furcate and simple hairs on both surfaces. Leaves ciliate along margin. Scape straight, pubescent with short stellate hairs to 4cm tall with up to 14 flowers.Siliculae 1-2 seeded, style to 1.5mm longh. Siliculae to 4mm long (without style), covered with short dense stellate hairs. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 28                10 July 2008

morphological details

siliculae siliculae septum septum septum septum

septum and seed septum and seed

septum and seed septum and seed

section of the seed section of the seed

leaf surface leaf surface

leaf indumentum leaf indumentum

rhizome rhizome

field picture
fruiting plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

leaf rosettes leaf rosettes