Draba glomerata Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts.: 71 (1834) ;
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N. Pakistan to Central China: China North-Central, China South-Central, Nepal, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
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Caespitose perennial herbs, usually scapose, about 3-8 cm tall. Trichomes simple, forked, or mixed. Stem erect, 1-4 leafed at the base, much branched above, branches shoots ending in rosettes, covered with withered leaves of earlier year, densely tomentose or pubescent with subsessile soft stellate trichomes. Basal leaves simple, in rosulate, narrow obovate-oblong or lanceolate, about 5-16 x 1-2.5 mm across, base narrowed, cuneate, margin entire, apex acute, densely tomentose with forked subsessile or sessile stellate trichomes, petiole sessile, cauline leaves oblong-elliptic or ovate, about 2-6 x 0.5-2 mm across, base cuneate, margin entire or minutely 1 dentate, apex acute to subobtuse, sparsely pubescent above, densely pubescent beneath with forked subsessile or sessile stellate trichomes, petiole sessile, uppermost leaves bract like. Inflorescence raceme corymbs, 3-15 flowered, usually ebracteate, rarely bracteates in the lowermost flowers. Flowers bisexual, white, actinomorphic, pedicel erect, ascending, pubescent with subsessile stellate trichomes, about 2-4 mm long, sepals 4, erect, oblong, margin membranous, lateral pair base not saccate, apex obtuse, about 1.5 mm long, petals 4, spathulate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex subemarginate, about 2-2.5 x 0.8-2 mm across. Stamens 6, tetradynamous, about 1-1.5 mm long, filaments linear, anthers oblong, about 0.2 mm long. Ovary superior, linear, ovoid, bicarpellary, syncarpous, ovules 4-12. Fruit silicles or rarely siliqua, dehiscent, subumbellate, ellipsoid-oblong to oblong-ovoid, compressed, about 3-5 x 1.5-2 mm across, base rounded, surface pubescent or rarely glabrous, style about 0.5 mm long, stigma depressed. Seeds 3-6, biseriate, brown, ovate-ovoid, about 0.7-1 mm, not winged, minutely reticulate, not mucilaginous when soaked, cotyledons accumbent.
Grassy slopes and sandy places, altitude 3000-5500 m.
Asia: China, India: Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Nepal, Pakistan
(Attributions: Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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For id 120722 JM1: 4 images- 1 high res.
Taken on the way from Chang La (17600 ft) to Pangong (14000 ft), Ladakh.


Could not find a match as per comparative images at
https://efloraofindia.com/2011/02/08/brassicaceae/


Yes, appears close as per POWO specimen.


 


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References:
POWO  Catalogue of Life  GBIF (High resolution specimens) BSI Flora of India Checklist  Flora of China  FOC illustration  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Pan India Bouquets  India Biodiversity Portal  flora.kadel

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