Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 185 

Corydalis gortschakovii Schrenk

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Pass. (top of pass) 
Coordinates: 42º12'09'' N, 71º34'46'' E  Alt: 3315m 

Rhizomatous herb with scales at the base of the root. Leaves fleshy, glaucous, pinnately lobed. Leaf rachis channelled and with a sheathing base. Scape to 10cm tall. Flowers bright yellow. Sepals small with eroded margin. Lateral petals with brown-purple spots inside.
Alpine exposed rocky hill at the top of the pass E to NE facing. With Dracocephalum, Pyrethrum, Rhodiola.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. Sect. Calocapnos. Rootstock fibrous at the base with blade-less scales. Leaves all radical. Flowers to 20mm long, spur 8mm long. Sepals short fimbriate, scarious and white. Stamen nectary spur half the length of the corolla spur. Petals entire, winged with a terminal mucro. Upper petal with wings on the side and crest on the top. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 185                10 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence sepals sepals sepal sepal

upper petal upper petal

upper petal upper petal

lower petal lower petal

ovary ovary

stamens stamens

stigmas stigmas

leaflets leaflets

leaf base leaf base

root root

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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant inflorescence