Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 40 

Asteraceae
Cirsium esculentum (Sievers) C.A.M.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º19'09'' N, 73º05'01'' E  Alt: 2682m 


Acaulescent plant. Leaves spiny. Capitula capitate in the middle of the leaves. Phyllaries spine tipped. Florets all tubular and yellow.
Alpine meadow with Phlomis and Alchemilla as dominants.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.28, V. L. Komarov. Leaves pinnatilobed to serrate, densely spiny. Capitula with tubular florets. Narrow part of the corolla longer than the wider part. Receptacle with hairs. Corolla 5 lobed dissected to half way of the wider part. Anthers with appendages at the base. Phyllaries in several rows, linear with a spine at the top. Florets yellow, anther tube purple. (said to have purple-red florets in the Flora of the USSR) 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Borosova, R. 40                12 July 2008

morphological details

tubular florets tubular florets cypsela cypsela pappus pappus

filaments filaments

style style

phyllaries phyllaries

receptacle receptacle

leaf margin leaf margin

leaf surface leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitula