Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 452 

Gentiana prostrata Haenke var. karelinii (Grisebach) Kusnezov

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'08'' N, 74º29' E  Alt: 2237m 

Herb, 7cm tall. Flowers blue. Corolla lobes green outside. Styles 2 bifid. Stamens 5, fused to the corolla tube more than half way up.
Track side amongst boulders with Picea, Cotoneaster, Lonicera, Clematis, Fragaria and Polygonum.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.18, V. L. Komarov. Sect. dolichocarpa. Annual without a rosette of leaves at base. Leaves rounded with cartilaginous margin. Stem erect with solitary flower. Corolla to 20mm long with recurved and acute lobes. Plaits in between the corolla lobes 2/3 the length of the corolla lobes and toothed at the apex. Stigmas broad and bilobed. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 452                2 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower open corolla open corolla gynoecium gynoecium

corolla lobes corolla lobes

anthers and stigmas anthers and stigmas

leaf margin leaf margin

leaves leaves

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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowering plants flower