Voucher: KYRG 491
Centaurea turkestanica Franch.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Ters Valley, outside Besh-Aral State Res
Coordinates: 41º39'25'' N, 70º43'50'' E Alt: 1590m
Herb to 1m tall. Capitula with pale yellow florets.
Herbaceous community dominated by Prangos, Artemisia with Bupleurum, Chenopodiaceae, Centaurea along the track.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.28, V. L. Komarov. Perennial tall erect plant with taproot. Leaves entire, coriaceous, sessile, serrate with few cartilaginous teeth. Florets tubular yellow, stigmas and anthers long exserted. Anthers with ovate appendages at base. Phyllaries in several rows, inner one with membranous margin more than 1mm broad. Cypsela brown, shiny with lateral areole. Pappus of several rows of scabrous black hairs.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 491 9 July 2008