Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 466 

Ribes meyeri Maxim.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: Chychkan Valley 
Coordinates: 42º09'49'' N, 72º54'25'' E  Alt: 2062m 

1.5m tall shrub, in fruit. Foliage not aromatic. Berries dark purplish-red some unripe.
River bank with tall shrubs-trees of Betula, Berberis, Ribes, Salix. Also Ligularia, Rubus, Geum, Aegopodium.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Unarmed shrub with yellow new shoots. Leaves orbicular with cordate base, 5 lobed, glabrous on both sides. Leaves yellow punctate abaxially and with glandular hairs but not dotted with glands. Flowers in a 2-5cm long pendant raceme, 5-10 flowered. Pedicels 1.5-2mm, hairy. Berry violet-black, acrid. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 466                5 July 2008

morphological details

berries berries seeds seeds pedicels pedicels

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

stem stem

field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch shrub
fruiting branch