Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 468 

Carthamus oxyacanthus M.B.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Toktogul Rayon
Gazetteer: south of Toktogul Reservoir 
Coordinates: 41º46'17'' N, 73º02'59'' E  Alt: 1089m 

45cm tall. Capitula with yellow flowers. Leaves prickly.
Desert type vegetation with Amaranthaceae, Artemisia and Cerasus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.28, V. L. Komarov. Annual with grey and glabrous stem. Leaves sessile, coriaceous, leathery and spiny on the margin. Capitula with bracts and leaves at the base. Capitula with yellow tubular florets, corolla with brown-edged lobes. Anthers with short square appendages at base. Inner phyllaries almost entire, outer ones spiny. Florets bisexual and sterile with pallaceous hairs on the receptacle. Cypsela truncate at apex lacking pappus, shiny white-brown with a lateral areole. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 468                5 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum tubular florets tubular florets phyllaries phyllaries

corolla corolla

androecium androecium

receptacle receptacle

cypsela cypsela

cypsela cypsela

gynoecium gynoecium

leaf margin leaf margin

stem stem

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitula capitula