Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 21 

Galatella coriacea Novopokr.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Ters Valley, outside Besh-Aral State Res 
Coordinates: 41º39'31'' N, 70º43'25'' E  Alt: 1451m 

40-50cm tall herb. Capitula with tubular purple florets. Phyllaries spiny.
Track side along the road with Salsola, Lindelofia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.25, V. L. Komarov. Erect herb with stiff short hairs (aculeoles). Leaves appressed to stem, green, hairy scabrous with stalked yellow glands and 3 nerved. Capitula in large corymb. Phyllaries in several rows, glabrous with membranous margin. Ligulate florets pale purple and few with aborted ovaries and no style, disc florets yellow and glabrous. Cypsela very hairy, pappus of one row of white scabrous hairs. Syn. Aster coriacea
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 21                9 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries ligulate floret ligulate floret

pappus pappus

tubular floret tubular floret

staminal column staminal column

receptacle receptacle

stem stem

leaf surface leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitulum capitulum