Dontostemon glandulosus (Kar. & Kir.) O.E. Schulz, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 10: 554 (1929) (syn: Alaida glandulosa (Kar. & Kir.) Dvorák; Arabis glandulosa Kar. & Kir.; Dimorphostemon glandulosus (Kar. & Kir.) Golubk.; Erysimum karelinianum Kuntze; Sisymbrium glandulosum (Kar. & Kir.) Maxim.; Stenophragma glandulosum (Kar. & Kir.) B.Fedtsch.; Torularia glandulosa (Kar. & Kir.) Vassilcz.);
Central Asia to W. China and Himalaya: East Himalaya, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Nepal, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO;
Annual or biennial herbs, erect, caespitose or subprostrate, about 4-20 cm tall. Stem erect or suberect, simple or branched, stalked trichomes simple or mixed forked with eglandular or glandular hairs. Basal leaves simple, in rosulate, pinnatifid, linear-lanceolate to spathulate, about 10-20 x 3-5 mm across, base cuneate, margin sinuate dentate to entire, apex acute, petiole about 0.4-1.5 cm long, upper cauline leaves similar but smaller and linear, about 5-10 mm long, margins entire, petiole sessile. Inflorescence racemes, 10-30 flowered, elongated in fruit, ebracteate. Flowers bisexual, white, pink, actinomorphic, pedicel erect, ascending, divaricate, grandular, elongated in fruit, about 2-10 mm long, sepals 4, erect, oblong, lateral pair base not saccate, slightly pubescent near the apex, about 1-3 x 0.5-1 mm across, petals 4, broadly obovate-spathulate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse or slightly emarginate, about 2-4.5 x 1-2 mm across, claw strongly differentiated about 1.5 mm long. Stamens 6, tetradynamous, filaments not dilated, about 3 mm long, median filament pairs usually united and expanded near the base, about 1.5-2.5 mm long, anthers oblong, about 0.5 mm long, nectar glands 4. Ovary superior, linear-cylindric, bicarpellary, syncarpous, ovules 14-60, style about 1 mm long, stigma slightly bilobed. Fruit articulated siliqua, dehiscent, compressed, latiseptate, linear, terete, about 1-3 x 0.1-0.12 cm across, valves concave, papery, midvein and margins distinct, replum flattened, septum complete, surface glabrous or puberulent. Seeds uniseriate, compressed, brown, oblong-ellipsoid, winged or not, minutely reticulate, not mucilaginous when soaked, cotyledons incumbent or accumbent.
Subtropical to temperate forests, altitude 3500-5500 m.
(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)
040722 JM1: 4 images.
On way from Changla Pass (17600 ft) to Pangong (14000 ft) on 17.6.22 in Ladakh
Looks different from Chorispora sabulosa Cambess., the only species reported from Ladakh.
Tried with Crucihimalaya, Arabis and Arabidopsis, as per the checklist of Ladakh, but could not find a match.
I guess Brassicaceae for sure !
Crucihimalaya tibetica (Hook.f. & Thomson) Al-Shehbaz, D.A.German & M.A.Koch ??
I do not think so.
1. Strigosella strigosa (Boiss.) Botsch.: GBIF specimen and POWO.
For I’d 140722 JM 1: 3 images- 2 high res.
What is this succulent looking plant? Yellow flowered plant may be Potentilla pamirica.
For me, Yes !
I am taking of succulent looking plant.
Pls check Aphragmus spp (Brassicaceae)
I tried but could not find a match.
I think this is Dontostemon glandulosus as per discussions in another post at Crucihimalaya species ?- South Pullu in Ladakh
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