Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

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

morphological details

capitulum capitulum flowers flowers involucral bracts involucral bracts

receptacle and bracts receptacle and bracts

node node

leaf surface leaf surface

seed pictures
involucel and corona involucel and corona involucel and corona involucel and corona calyx and corona calyx and corona
involucel pits involucel pits calyx tube calyx tube calyx and corona calyx and corona
field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting plant fruiting plant
fruiting plant capitulum