Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 33 

Hordeum brevisubulatum (Trinius) Link subsp. turkestanicum Tzvelev

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

Grass to 60cm tall. Spikelets in oblong purplish dense inflorescence.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov and Tsvelev 'Grasses of the Soviet Union'. Perennial and densely tufted. Leaves narrow, linear and scabrous. Ligule short membranous. Leaf sheath with two diverging lobes at apex. Inflorescence a spike with many spikelets, narrow linear and flat, greenish-purple. Spikelet 1 flowered or with also one aborted floret. Each spikelet with scabrous, setiform glumes (3-4 fid). Lemmas hairy, scabrous with short acute point at apex. Rachis of spikelet hispid falling off with glumes. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 33                10 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence spikelet spikelet stigmas stigmas

lemmas lemmas

palea palea

spikelet spikelet

glumes glumes

leaf sheath apex leaf sheath apex

ligule ligule

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence leaves