Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 35 

Bupleurum densiflorum Rupr.

Region: Talas Oblast  Kara-Buura Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Pass. (top of pass) 
Coordinates: 42º12'09'' N, 71º34'36'' E  Alt: 3315m 
10cm tall herb often smaller. 3 Umbels and 17 umbellules. Involucre of umbellules as long as the flowers and broad. Flowers yellow, stylopodium dark brown.
Alpine exposed rocky hill at the top of the pass E to NE facing. With Corydalis, Pyrethrum, Rhodiola.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov and Pimenov, M.G. (1937- ) The Umbelliferae of Kirghyzia Zontichnye (Umbelliferae) Kirgizii. Basal leaves linear lanceolate to 7cm x 3mm. Cauline leaves almost amplexicaule wider 3-4 veined. Bracteoles 5, as wide as the umbels, glabrous, glaucous and green-violet. Flowers with short pedicels, petals purplish-green, stylopodium broader than the ovary, brown when dry. Schizocarp winged. Synonym. B.triradiatum Adams ex Hoffm. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 35                10 July 2008

morphological details

umbel umbel bracts bracts flowers flowers

flower flower

section of the schizocarp section of the schizocarp

cauline leaf cauline leaf

radical leaves radical leaves

leaf surface leaf surface


field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

leaves umbels