Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 475 

Atraphaxis pyrifolia Bge.

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

Straggly shrubs with pale stems to 1m long. Leaves glaucous. Branchlets spine tipped. Plants in fruit.
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.5, V. L. Komarov. Subgen. tragopyrum. Leaves oblong to 18mm broad, acuminate at apex. Branches ending in a spine. Racemes few flowered, lateral on old wood. Perianth papery, accrescent and wing-like in fruit. Styles 3, perianth segments 5 with 2 recurved. Achene trigonous, smooth. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 475                7 July 2008

morphological details

fruiting perianth fruiting perianth fruiting perianth fruiting perianth nutlet nutlet

nutlet nutlet

leaf surface leaf surface

stem stem

ocrea ocrea

spine spine


seed pictures
nutlets nutlets nutlet nutlet  
field picture
fruiting shrub
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruits leaves