Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 467 

Ligularia songarica (Fisch.) Ling

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

1-2m tall herb. Leaves cordate large, hairy abaxially. Capitula in a large and tall corymbose panicle. Capitula with yellow florets.
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.26, V. L. Komarov. Basal leaves broadly reniform, hairy abaxially. Inflorescence a broad coumpound panicle, lax and cylindrical. Stem with furrows, purplish-green. Capitula with long yellow ligulate florets on margin and few tubular florets in the middle. Styles and stamens long exserted. Phyllaries 4-5 in two rows, inner ones broad with membranous margin, outer ones narrower golden-brown. Receptacle glabrous and without scales. Pappus almost as long as the tubular florets, white and scabrous. Cypselas flat and ridged. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 467                5 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum tubular florets tubular florets phyllaries phyllaries

capitulum capitulum

phyllaries apex phyllaries apex

cypsela cypsela

pappus pappus

androecium androecium

androecium and style androecium and style

stem stem

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/2
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/2

Other field pictures

capitula inflorescence