Voucher: KYRG 119
Chorispora bungeana Fisch. et Mey.
Region: Chüy Oblast Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala-Bel Pass
Coordinates: 42º14'44'' N, 73º03'09'' E Alt: 3182m
Plant acaulescent growing in gravels with a strong taproot. Leaves deeply lobes. Flowers very large light purple with notched petals and long claw. Flowers fragrant. Calyx long, saccate at base. Siliquae fleshy and segmented.
exposed ground at the top of the pass with compacted gravels and sparse vegetation.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.8, V. L. Komarov. Leaves lyrate with simple flat hairs and short glandular ones. Scape very short. Petals to 20mm long tapering into a long claw. Siliquae tomentose, septum small, fibrous. Siliquae 25-30mm long, indehiscent, disarticulating transversally into individual segments. Seeds in two rows. Embryo pleurorhizal.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 119 5 July 2008