Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 17 

Lappula microcarpa (Ledb.) Grüke

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Ala-Buka Rayon
Gazetteer: 16km south-east of Chapchyma Pass 
Coordinates: 41º31'39'' N, 70º48'48'' E  Alt: 2666m 
annual growing in the scree. Flowers pale blue with a yellow corolla mouth. 'Myosotis like'.
Alpine meadow dominated by Artemisia dracunculus on loose scree with Lagochilus seravschanicus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.19, V. L. Komarov. Annual or biennial. Corolla mouth with large scales. Calyx parted to base. Nutlets 4, often dimorphic with one row of anchor-like spines at margin and granulate in the middle. Marginal spines of nutlets more or less fused at base. Nutlets attached all along onto the gynophore. Style thin exserted to 0.5mm long. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 17                8 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence flowers flowers androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

nutlets nutlets

nutlets nutlets

gynophore and nutlets gynophore and nutlets

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering stem flowers
fruiting branch inflorescences