Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 521 

Saxifraga komarovi A.Los.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E  Alt: 3554m 

10cm tall. Stem and inflorescence glandular hairy and sticky. Leaves reddish beneath. Flowers yellow with orange spots in the middle of the petals. Follicles dark red. Stolons red.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Leaves in basal rosette with many slender stolons arising from the axil of the leaves. Stolons overground very long and reddish. Cauline leaves small alternate. Petals obovate, yellow. 3 nerved. Base of calyx truncate. Part of the Saxifraga flagellaris aggregate. Possibly better named S. flagellaris. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Osborne, J. 521                12 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower calyx calyx androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

cauline leaves cauline leaves

leaf margin leaf margin


field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant flowering plant
flowering plants flowering plants