Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 499 

Carex turkestanica 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.
25cm tall herb. Utricles mostly ergot infected.
Stony hill with Ziziphora, Potentilla, Melica.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.3, V. L. Komarov. Sect. lamprochlaenia. Long rhizomatous plant forming tufts. Culm to 30cm tall. Leaves rigid flat to 2-3mm broad. Spikes 3-5 the lower more distant. Bracts with long sheath and blade as long as the inflorescence. Terminal spikelets male or female below and male above, other female. Bract scales acute with hyaline margin. Utricle 3-4mm long, convex trigonous, yellowish brown with a long beak. Beak bidentate, emarginate. Style 3. Synonym C. nitida var. aspera
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 499                10 July 2008

morphological details

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field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

Carex turkestanica by Goloskokov, V #4308