Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 36 

Cerastium cerastoides (L.) Britt.

Region: Talas Oblast  Kara-Buura Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Pass. (top of pass) 
Coordinates: 42º12'09'' N, 71º34'36'' E  Alt: 3315m 

Up to 7cm tall. Plant glandular hairy. Flowers with 5 white and emarginate petals. Stamens 5, stigmas 3. Calyx lobes free.
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.6, V. L. Komarov and Lazkov, G. A. Family Caryophyllaceae in Kyrgyzstan Semeistco gvozdchnye vo flore Kyrgystana. Inflorescence dichasial and terminal. Sepals 0.5mm long, petals longer than calyx lobed to 1/4. Styles 3. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 36                10 July 2008

morphological details

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium petal petal flower flower

cauline leaves cauline leaves

leaf surface leaf surface


field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant flowering plant