Voucher: KYRG 493
Schrenkia vaginata (Ldb.) Fisch. et Mey.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Ters Valley, outside Besh-Aral State Res
Coordinates: 41º39'25'' N, 70º43'50'' E Alt: 1590m
25cm tall herb. 'Carrot' smell. In fruit.
Herbaceous community dominated by Prangos, Artemisia with Bupleurum, Chenopodiaceae, Centaurea along the track.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov and Pimenov, M.G. (1937- ) The Umbelliferae of Kirghyzia Zontichnye (Umbelliferae) Kirgizii. Leaves tripinnatisect. Stem short, umbels compound without involucre and with up to 10 rays of very different length. Each umbel arising from a sheath but not always. Umbellules monoecious; central flower of the umbelules sessile pistillate, the other staminate. Schizocarp geminate, with flattened stylopodium and divergent recurved styles. Mericarps subglobose, reddish with 3 ribs. Canals lacking. Mericarps with ligneous outer layer and smooth (foam like) epidermis, commissure with 2 apertures. Seeds crescent shaped.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 493 9 July 2008