Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

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

morphological details

umbel umbel umbellule umbellule

schizocarp schizocarp

leaf segments leaf segments

leaf segments leaf segments

leaf sheath leaf sheath

seed pictures
schizocarps schizocarps schizocarp schizocarp mericarps mericarps
mericarps mericarps mericarp surface mericarp surface commissure commissure
section of a mericarp section of a mericarp section of the mericarp section of the mericarp section of the seed section of the seed
field picture
fruiting plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

umbel umbellule