Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 471 

Callipeltis cucullaris (Jusl.) Rothm.

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

Herb, 20cm tall. Flowers minute with 4 tepals and an inferior ovary. Flowers covered by pale-white bracts above.
Narrow gorge on a SW facing slope with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Annual with opposite or 4 whorled leaves. Flowers in a raceme with white bracts folded around each flower. Flowers bisexual, without calyx. Corolla parted to base. Ovary unilocular the second locule undeveloped. Fruit oblong with one mericarp. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 471                7 July 2008

morphological details

bracts bracts fruiting bracts fruiting bracts flowers flowers

leaves leaves

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

fertile and sterile mericarps fertile and sterile mericarps

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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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