Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 498 

Crassulaceae
Sedum alberti Rgl.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 15km south of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º04'01'' N, 71º35'37'' E  Alt: 2278m  after the bridge up the hill.
Succulent with reddish-green leaves. Flowers white.
Stony hill with Ziziphora, Potentilla, Melica.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov and Eggli 'Crassulaceae, a handbook'. Stems creeping with thick taproot. Sterile shoots 5cm tall with leaves at the top. Leaves flat with little spur at the base. Fertile stems to 15cm tall with scorpioid corymbs at the top. Flowers white with 5 petals to 5mm long. Stamens 10 with black anthers. Sepals rounded 5 to 1mm long. Follicles 5 fused only at the base. No herbarium specimen at Kew. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 498                10 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower follicetum follicetum androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

anthers anthers

leaves leaves

leaves leaves

leaf leaf

stem base stem base

 

field picture
rosettes
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence rosette