Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 461 

Asteraceae
Erigeron allochrous Botsch.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley 
Coordinates: 42º11'41'' N, 73º15'03'' E  Alt: 2780m  to the south of Otmök.


Herb, 20cm tall. Capitulum solitary to 4cm in diameter. Ligulate florets mauve, tubular florets yellow.
Alpine grazed meadow on a North facing slope with Phlomis, Geranium, Poaceae and Papaver as dominant species.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.25, V. L. Komarov. Ligulate florets to 20mm long violet, ligule flaccid. Ligules rolled in a tube when fading ? Phyllaries in 2-3 rows, unequal with unicellular hairs. Tubular florets with glabrous corolla lobes. Anthers without appendages at base. Cypselas densely hairy, pappus of long white scabrous hairs plus a few short ones at the base. Receptacle pitted, alveoles with wavy margin. Very difficult to observe any difference with Aster alpinus or A.flaccidus. Similar to SL197 but not identical. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 461                5 July 2008

morphological details

florets florets styles styles ligule ligule

tubular florets tubular florets

phyllaries phyllaries

tubular floret tubular floret

ovary and pappus ovary and pappus

androecium and style androecium and style

ligulate floret ligulate floret

section of the capitulum section of the capitulum

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
capitulum
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitulum capitulum
capitulum side view