Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 32 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Oxytropis talassica Gontsch.

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

Perennial rosette plant with very long and narrow taproot growing through the loose scree. Scape stemless. Flowers purple.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.12, V. L. Komarov. Sect. protoxytropis. Leaves imparipinnate, densely silvery hairy. Leaflets 5-10 pairs. Stipules fused to the top but not fused to the petiole. Raceme densely flowered, twice as long as the leaves. Corolla purple, banner emarginate, keel with short beak to 1mm long. Calyx with long white hairs and appressed black ones. O. savelanica has smaller leaflets and grows as a cushion. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 32                10 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers flower flower inflorescence inflorescence

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

banner banner

keel keel

legume legume

legume legume

section of the legume section of the legume

seed seed

stipule stipule

leaf leaf

leaflets leaflets

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowers flowering plant