Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 113 

Fabaceae subf. faboideae
Cicer songaricum Steph.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Töö-Ashuu Pass 
Coordinates: 42º19'07'' N, 73º48'52'' E  Alt: 3072m  After the tunnel and the panomaric view platform.

Straggling glandular herb with large purple flowers. Leaves pinnate with serrate leaflets. Stipules large.
Alpine meadow dominated by Phlomis, Bistorta, Pedicularis, Papaver. SE facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.13, V. L. Komarov and Coles, S. et al. 'Identification aids for Cicer Taxa' Edinb. J. Bot. 55(2):243-265.1998. Leaves imparipinnate with 7-9 pairs of leaflets to 50mm long. Leaflets fan shaped, short petiolate, cuneate at base and truncate at apex to 9mm long. Sometimes terminal leaflet SL113d with an aristae. Plant strongly glandular pubescent. Peduncle to 20mm long. Wing with recurved lobe at base. Close to C. paucijugum, jacquemontii and microphyllum. All species are very close and only the leaves are used in the classifcation. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 113                4 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower calyx calyx flower dissection flower dissection

androecium and style androecium and style

gynoecium gynoecium

ovary surface ovary surface

stipules stipules

leaflets leaflets

leaflet surface leaflet surface

field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flower flowering plant
flowers flower