Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 481 

Scutellaria mesostegia Juz.

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

30cm tall herb. Leaves grey-green non aromatic. Flowers yellow. Stamens 4 of the same length enclosed in the upper lip. Corolla pubescent outside.
Narrow gorge with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.20, V. L. Komarov. Leggy shrub. Leaves acute, triangular, densely white hairy abaxially and long petiolate. Leaf blade with 5-6 acute teeth on each side. Inflorescence short elongating to 10cm long, 4 angled. Bracts entire navicular, acute hairy and with sessile glands. Corolla to 25mm long, yellow with darker lip, curved at base. Calyx hidden in the bracts, with large upper hood, densely hairy but becoming glabrous. Nutlets brown covered in white web-like indumentum. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Osborne, J. 481                7 July 2008

morphological details

bracts bracts bracts bracts corolla apex corolla apex

anthers anthers

calyx calyx

calyx hood calyx hood

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

node node

seed pictures
fruiting calyx fruiting calyx fruiting calyx fruiting calyx nutlets nutlets
nutlets seeds nutlets seeds  
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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowers flowers