Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 43 

Rhodiola litvinovii Bor.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E  Alt: 3554m 

15-25cm tall. Leaves succulent dentate. Flowers in a corymb, yellow-green. Flowers 4-merous.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Ser. oblongae. Perennial with thick and long taproot. Caudex robust with few old stems covered with brown, triangular scales. Stems numerous to 10-17cm long, erect and leafy. Leaves alternate, flat, with toothed margin, entire towards the base, drying yellow-green. Flowers small 4-merous. Hypogynous scales quadrate. Follicles 8mm long, brown, oblong lanceolate with beak to 1mm long. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA. photos 

Borosova, R. 43                12 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers flower flower follicetum follicetum

stamen stamen

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

basal scales basal scales

leaves leaves

leaf margin leaf margin

leaf surface leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruits leaves
inflorescence inflorescence
flowering plant fruits