Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 478 

Prunus erythrocarpa (Nevski.) Gilli

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 shrub, hanging, 2m tall. Berries translucent red to 9mm in diameter.
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. Subgen. Cerasus. Leaves 20-25 x 10-15mm, white tomentose beneath, dentate with glandular teeth. Stipules long and serrate. Petiole 2-3mm long. Leaves on short shoots.Drupe red to 7mm in diameter opaque. Drupe with one pitted, furrowed torrulose stone inside. Drupe hairy at apex. Pedicels 1-2mm long. Close to SL133 only differs in larger leaves, without revolute margin and leaf apex emarginate not acuminate. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 478                7 July 2008

morphological details

drupe drupe abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

short shoot short shoot

field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting branch