Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 520 

Trisetum spicatum (L.) Richt.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E  Alt: 3554m 
15cm tall grass. Inflorescences purplish.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Leaves broad. Ligule membranous. Culm densely hairy below inflorescence. Inflorescence a compact ovoid panicle, red-purple. Spikelets 2 flowered with short hairy rachilla. Glumes unequal. Lemma bifid at apex with a scabrid margin and an awn inserted in the notch.Awn bent twice as long as the spikelet. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Osborne, J. 520                12 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence inflorescence rachis inflorescence rachis spikelet spikelet

spikelet spikelet

lemmas lemmas

leaf surface leaf surface

ligule ligule

field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plants