Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 2 

Codonopsis clematidea (Schrenk) C.B.Clarke

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'19'' N, 74º28'58'' E  Alt: 2225m 

0.5-1m tall herbaceous with thick taproot and scales at the base. Leaves heart shaped. Flowers tubular, campanulate, light blue with purple veins on the outside, and with bright orange and black markings at the bottom inside of the corolla tube. Stigmas cup shaped splitting into three lobes when receptive.
Large boulders along the river with Picea, Betula, Alchemilla, Papaver.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Leaves opposite. Stem erect branching from base. Ovary inferior with calyx and corolla inserted on the top. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Borosova, R. 2                2 July 2008

morphological details

gynoecium gynoecium stigmas and anthers stigmas and anthers hypanthium and sepals hypanthium and sepals

stigmas stigmas

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

stem stem

stipule stipule


field picture
inside of corolla tube
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

habitat flower
flowering plant withered flowers
flowers seen from below stigmas and anthers
flower section of the flower