Thermopsis inflata Cambess., V.Jacquemont, Voy. Inde 4: 35 (1841) ;
Pakistan to Himalaya and W. China: East Himalaya, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
Camb. in Jacquem. Voy. Bot. iv. 34, t. 39 ; finely downy, leaflets obovate-cuneate, corolla yellow, pod broad-oblong. Benth, in Hook. Lond. Journ, ii. 431.
Himalayas of Tibet and Kunawar, alpine region, alt. 15-17,000 ft. General habit of the last, but not more than half a foot high.
Rootstock woody, widely creeping. Leaves sessile ; leaflets fleshy, glaucous, 1/2-3/4 in. Stipules like the leaflets in shape and texture. Racemes close, 6-10-flowered. Flowers short-stalked, in twos or threes. Calyx finely silky, the three lower teeth as long as the tube. Pod short-stalked, 6-10-seeded, oblong, an inch or more thick, more membranous and flexible than in T. barbata, and dehiscing less readily.
(Attributions: IBIS Flora (Flora of British India))
For I’d 110722 JM2: 7 images.
On 18.6.22 while coming down from Chang La (17600 ft) towards Leh, Ladakh.
Seen alongside road on the rocky side.
Very happy to see innumerable postings (of various species) by …
Could be thermopsis? T inflata?
I guess you are right … !
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