Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 31 

Senecio vernalis Schischk.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 7km south-west of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º09'14'' N, 71º31'36'' E  Alt: 2694m

Short succulent annual to 5-10cm tall growing in the loose scree. Capitula solitary with yellow florets. Ligulate florets as long as tubular ones. Phyllaries green with a black tip.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Annual or biennial. Leaves fleshy, pinnately lobed, glabrous to hairy and semi amplexicaule at base. Capitula several on short scape. Ligulate florets yellow, longer than the phyllaries, female and to 12-13. Tubular florets yellow, anthers without appendage, stigmas with hairs at the apex. Phyllaries all similar with membranous margin and a black tip. Close to S. subdentatus but differs in the black tip. S. vermalis not recorded in Flora of Kyrgyzstan but possibly introduced. Possibly also synonym of S. leucanthemifolius Poir. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 31                10 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries ligulate and tubular floret ligulate and tubular floret

pappus pappus

pappus pappus

cypsela cypsela

cauline leaves cauline leaves

leaf base leaf base

leaf leaf

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant flowering plant
flowering plant