Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 508 

Androsace maxima L.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Pass. (top of pass) 
Coordinates: 42º12'09'' N, 71º34'46'' E  Alt: 3315m 

Minute herb to 5cm in diameter. Leaves and calyx purple-tinged. Leaves in a rosette at the base, spathulate, serrate at apex and minutely purple-dotted. Flowers to 4mm in diameter. Corolla lobes pale pink with a yellow mouth.
Alpine exposed rocky hill at the top of the pass E to NE facing. With Dracocephalum, Astragalus, Pulsatilla, Silene, Allium.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.18, V. L. Komarov. Small annual on gravely soil. Leaves in a basal rosette. Leaves elliptic, subrounded, finely denticulate in upper part only, narrowed to a broad petiole at base. Corolla urceolate white-pink with yellow and smooth corona. Ovary, style and stamens inserted inside the corolla. Capsule globose often with persistent corolla at the top. Calyx teeth longer than calyx, accrescent in fruit. Bracts large. Pedicels and peduncles short. Common species usually occuring at lower altitudes, this plant is extremely small. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 508                10 July 2008

morphological details

corolla corolla androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium flower flower

persistent corolla persistent corolla

capsule capsule

seeds seeds

placenta placenta

seeds seeds

leaves leaves

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant flowering plant