Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 469 

Ferula penninervis Regel et Schmahl.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º46'58'' N, 71º58'54'' E  Alt: 1515m  outside the buffer zone.

1.5m tall, in fruit. Growing in a scree. Aromatic strong celery-smell.
Narrow gorge on a SW facing slope with conglomerate rocks and screes.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov and Pimenov, M.G. (1937- ) The Umbelliferae of Kirghyzia Zontichnye (Umbelliferae) Kirgizii. Robust plant with thick single stem. Leaves with amplexicaule large sheath, hairy. Leaves 3-5 times pinnate, lobes to 25 x 2-3mm, 1 veined and glabrous. Umbels terminal and lateral (up to 5 lateral) with 16 rays and up to 10cm broad, without bracts. Umbellules with 8-15 rays with deciduous bracteoles. Schizocarps to 10mm long, with narrow unwinged ribs, glaucous. Styles recurved. Canals large and solitary in valeculae very oily, 2-3 along commissure. Synonym F. kaschkarovii Korov. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 469                7 July 2008

morphological details

umbel umbel schizocarps schizocarps leaf segments leaf segments

sheath sheath

stem stem

fibrous base fibrous base

seed pictures
schizocarps schizocarps stylopodium and style stylopodium and style mericarps mericarps
section of the mericarp section of the mericarp section of the mericarp section of the mericarp  
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/2
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/2

Other field pictures

umbel schizocarps
umbels umbels