Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 39 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Oxytropis chionobia Bunge

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E  Alt: 3554m 

Rosette plant with very short scape to 5-6cm tall. Plant in fruit. Legumes green-brown slightly inflated and densely hairy. Leaves silvery hairy.
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. Sect. baicala. Caespitose plant with thick and long taproot. Leaves 2-3cm long, imparipinnate with 8-9 leaflets. Leaflets in clusters of 4-6 leaflets. Leaflets to 2mm long, silvery hairy and sericeous. Stipules membranous acuminate and ciliate. Infructescence slightly longer than leaves with 2-3 legumes. Legume with intrusive placenta on abaxial side (ventral) subbilocular with 6-7 seeds in each locule. Flowers withered but keel with a short beak, banner to 16mm long. Calyx 5mm long with short teeth, with long white hairs and hidden appressed black hairs. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 39                12 July 2008

morphological details

withered flower withered flower

calyx indumentum calyx indumentum

leaf leaf

leaflets leaflets

stem base stem base

seed pictures
legumes legumes legume base legume base bracts bracts
section of the legume section of the legume intrusive placenta intrusive placenta placenta and seeds placenta and seeds
seeds seeds seed seed  
field picture
fruiting plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruits leaves