Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 47 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Caragana turfanensis (Krassn.) Kom.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley 
Coordinates: 42º10'49'' N, 73º28'51'' E  Alt: 2363m

Shrub to 1m tall, low growing with large spread. Shrub growing in large number along the river. Legumes to 2cm long, with woody valves. Calyx persistent with 5 sharp teeth. Flowers yellow withering reddish.
High altitude steppe with Stipa, Festuca and Artemisia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.11, V. L. Komarov. Ser. frutescentes. Leaves with 3-5 lanceolate spiny leaflets. Petiole ending in a spine. Stipules fused to the petiole and ending in a spine. Leaflets glabrous. Flowers yellow to 16mm long. Wing with claw half to 2/3 as long as limb in with auricles at base half as long as the claw. Calyx tube gibbous at base, short and broad with triangular spiny lobes. Legumes glabrous. Synonym possibly C.turfanensis and other species belong to C. frutescens O. et B. Fedtsch. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 47                13 July 2008

morphological details

flower and fruit flower and fruit flower flower flower dissection flower dissection

androecium androecium

leaves leaves

leaflet apex leaflet apex

bark bark


seed pictures
legume legume seed seed seeds seeds
seeds seeds seed seed  
field picture
fruiting shrub
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting shrub legumes and flowers
legume legume