Voucher: KYRG 472
Scabiosa micrantha Desf.
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 20-60cm tall. Flowers in a terminal capitulum. Flowers pale pink with 4 stamens at the mouth of the corolla. Corolla pubescent outside. Involucral bracts 5, leafy.
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.24, V. L. Komarov. Annual with pinnatisect leaves. Receptacle with palea. Involucel 8-ribbed with 8 pits on the side. Corona 2mm broad. Calyx lobes to 3-5mm long twice as long as the coronna.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 472 7 July 2008