Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 22 

Amaranthaceae
Salsola kali L.

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


Annual with reddish striped stem. Leaves grey-green. Flowers inconspicuous with exserted stamens.
Track side along the road with Salsola, Lindelofia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.6, V. L. Komarov. Glabrous annual or with flat scabrous hairs. Leaves mucronate and with a broad sheathing base, drying black. Flowers hermaphrodite, hidden by the bracteoles. Bracteoles membranous. Perianth tubular fused. Style 2, stigmas long. Anthers not mucronate. Called the Russian Tumbleweed. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 22                9 July 2008

morphological details

bracts bracts flower flower androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

stem stem

 

 

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

stem inflorescence
flowers
Other herbarium sheets for comparison
caspules caspules capsule capsule
seed seed