Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 4 

Chamerion latifolium (L.) et Lange

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'08'' N, 74º29'11'' E  Alt: 2272m 

15-20cm tall. Growing between rocks and in the scree. Leaves glaucous, slightly succulent. Corolla pink. Stigmas 4 lobed, purple. Stamens many with white filaments. Capsule dark pink splitting from the top. Seeds with a hairy appendage.
in a large young morraine with Rosa, Salix, Tamarix, Erigeron and Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.15, V. L. Komarov. Plant with fleshy rhizome. Leaves glabrous or sparsely pubescent adaxially, with inconspicuous venation. Leaf blade thick cuneate at both ends. Style glabrous, filaments dilated at base. Flowers large, violet-purple. Sepals narrower but same colour as the petals. Differ from C. angustifolium by the glabrous style. Syn. Epilobium latifolium L. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 4                2 July 2008

morphological details

flower centre flower centre stamens and styles stamens and styles ovary ovary

leaves leaves

leaf surface leaf surface


seed pictures
capsule capsule seeds seeds seed seed
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flower flowers
habitat flower
leaves flower