Voucher: KYRG 22
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
|| androecium and gynoecium