Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 24 

Convolvulaceae
Cuscuta lupuliformis Krocker

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


Plant parasite on Clematis orientalis RB23. Stem orange twining with thick haustorium when in contact with host. Flowers yellowish, white, inconspicuous.
Damp meadow with tall grass community with Ligularia, Rhinanthus, Hippophae, Betula, Crataegus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.19, V. L. Komarov. Glabrous parasite. Corolla twice as long as the calyx, cylindrical. Ovary with one style. Stigmas 2 parted, ovate, connate at base and half as long as the style. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 24                9 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers flowers flowers gynoecium gynoecium

corolla corolla

stem stem

haustorium haustorium

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