Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 480 

Rosaceae
Prunus mahaleb 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.


Cherry tree to 8m tall. Drupes ripening red to black, 10mm long and 7mm wide.
Narrow gorge with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.10, V. L. Komarov. Subgen. drupe. Leaves ovate, truncate to cuneate at base. Petiole with 2 glands at apex. Leaf blade finely dentate on the margin. Drupes in a pendant raceme with long pedicels, glabrous. Drupes bitter, stone solitary and smooth. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 480                7 July 2008

morphological details

drupe drupe stone stone leaf margin leaf margin

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

petiole glands petiole glands

stem stem

field picture
fruiting branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

drupes infructescence
drupes