Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 473 

Rubus caesius L.

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

Climber/ scrambler spreading to 5m. Flowers to 2cm in diameter with 5 white petals. Anthers pale yellow-green. Stem covered in whitish bloom. Drupetum to 1.5cm in diameter, blue-black covered in whitish bloom. Druplets 2-14 edible.
Narrow gorge on a NE facing slope with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.10, V. L. Komarov. Leaves ternate with doubly serrate margin. Stipules lanceolate. Druplets dark blue-purple with glaucous bloom. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 473                7 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower calyx calyx stipules stipules

leaf rachis leaf rachis

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

drupetum drupetum

field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch flower