Draba rostrata Pohle
Perennial, loosely caespitose, leafy below; rootstock flexuose, prostrate, branched; scapes up to 5 cm long in fruit, aphyllous (rarely 1-leaved), pubescent. Radical leaves ± rosulate, oblanceolate or lanceolate, 5-15 (-18) mm long, (1.5-) 2.5-5 mm broad, sessile, entire (rarely obscurely 1-3-dentate), hairy with simple or branched, slightly rough hairs, 1-veined. Racemes (3-) 5-12-flowered, corymbose. Flowers c. 5 mm across, yellow; pedicels 5-10 mm long in fruit, spreading or upcurved, hairy. Sepals 2.5-3 mm long. Petals 4-5 (-6) mm long, c. 2 mm broad, apex sub-emarginate. Stamens c. 2.5: 3 mm long; anthers c. 0.5 mm long. Siliculae (3-)5-7(-8) mm long, 2.5-4 mm broad, ovoid, acute, base usually rounded; valves slightly convex, minutely hairy to sub-glabrous with simple or branched hairs, sometimes glabrous; style 1-2 mm long with depressed capitate stigma; septum not veined; seeds 2-4 in each locule, c. 1 mm long, ovate-oblong, dark reddish-brown.
Fl. Per.: May July.
Type: Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Sikaram, 4500 m, Aitchison 99(K); syntypes: Sikaram, Aitchison 112 and 126(K).
Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan and N. W. Himalayas.
A very variable species but loose rosette of basal leaves, usually pubescent fruits with uniformly subconvex or flat valves and distinct style are its characteristics.