Voucher: KYRG 513
Peganum harmala L.
Region: Talas Oblast Bakay-Ata Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Valley
Coordinates: 42º25'58'' N, 71º33'53'' E Alt: 1370m camping site along the road.
Bushy herbaceous, woody at base to 50cm tall. Flowers to 3cm in diameter. Petals 5 to 15mm long and 5mm wide, white, greenish at base. Filaments white, anthers yellow.
Flat compacted roadside with gravel. Growing with Rosa, Berberis, Lonicera.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.14, V. L. Komarov. Leaves dissected into 3-5 linear lobes. Corolla white. Stamens with dilated filaments at base. Calyx with 5 lobes, some lobed twice. Fruit an indehiscent capsule with 3 locules and many seeds.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds
Osborne, J. 513 11 July 2008