Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 525 

Artemisia macrocephala Jacq.

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

Herb to 30cm tall. Capitula large with yellow tubular florets. Phyllaries green with brown, papery margins.
Alpine meadow with Phlomis and Alchemilla as dominants.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.26, V. L. Komarov. Sect. Artemisia. Annual (in the flora) but seems to have perennial leafy shoots at the base. Leaves 2-3 pinnate with narrow segments, slightly hairy and glandular pitted. Inflorescence a raceme without bracts. Capitula to 10mm across. Florets yellow all bisexual. Phyllaries in several rows, outer ones green lanceolate, inner broad with broad brown and scarious margin. Receptacle hairy (white hairs) large and convex. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Osborne, J. 525                12 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries phyllaries phyllaries


tubular floret tubular floret

staminal column staminal column

receptacle receptacle

leaves leaves

leaf segment leaf segment

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence inflorescence