Flora of China
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   4. Parrya beketovii  Krassnov
天山条果芥   tian shan tiao guo jie

Achoriphragma beketovii (Krassnov) Soják; Neuroloma beketovii (Krassnov) Botschantzev; Parrya michaelis Vassiljeva.


Plants (7-)15-30(-40) cm tall, eglandular, sparsely to densely hirsute with spreading, straight, subsetose simple trichomes 1-2 mm; caudex usually without petiolar remains of previous years. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole ciliate, 1.5-5 cm; leaf blade spatulate, subovate, or lanceolate, 2-6(-9) × (0.4-)1-2.5(-4) cm, hirsute, base cuneate, margin coarsely dentate or pinnate-sinuate, sometimes entire, apex acute. Cauline leaves few, similar to basal ones, rarely absent. Racemes (3-)7-25-flowered. Fruiting pedicels ascending or divaricate, hirsute, (0.7-)1-2.5(-4) cm. Sepals purple, linear to linear-oblong, 6-9 × 1.5-2.5 mm, sparsely hirsute or glabrous, white margined. Petals purple, broadly obovate, (1.1-)1.5-2(-2.5) cm × 4-7 mm, apex rounded; claw 0.7-1.3 cm. Filaments white, median pairs (4-)6-8 mm, lateral pair (2.5-)4-5 mm; anthers linear, 2.5-3.5 mm. Ovules 20-40 per ovary. Fruit linear, (2-)3-6(-7) cm × 2.5-4 mm; valve margin prominently thickened; replum terete, concealed by valve margin; style 0.5-1(-1.5) mm; stigma 0.5-1 mm. Seeds suborbicular-oblong, 2.5-3.5 × 2-2.5 mm, flattened, with a broad wing 0.5-1 mm wide. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Rocky and clayey slopes; 1600-2200 m. Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan].

Apparently all specimens of Parrya beketovii in the major Chinese herbaria were erroneously identified as other species. The occurrence of this species in China is here confirmed based on several collections, including Cheo Taiyien 650721 (IBSC, KUN, NAS, PE), Cheo Taiyien 651268 (KUN, PE), and Moysenko 35 (LE).