Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 23 

Ranunculaceae
Clematis orientalis L.

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


Climber with twining petioles growing on Hippophae rhamnoides 1-2m tall. Leaves pinnatisect, glaucous abaxially. Flower buds pink outside. Tepals yellow-green, hairy inside and recurved at the apex.
Damp meadow with tall grass community with Ligularia, Rhinanthus, Hippophae, Betula, Crataegus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. filaments pubescent dilated towards the base. Carpels many with feathery, silky style. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 23                9 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower stamens and carpels stamens and carpels stamens and carpels stamens and carpels

carpel carpel

tepal tepal

tepals abaxially tepals abaxially

stem stem

leaf margin leaf margin

leaf rachis leaf rachis

field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

leaves flower
flowers