Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 46 

Saxifraga hirciculus L.

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

Rhizomatous plant to 2-5cm tall with mostly basal rosette leaves. Rhizomes underground. Leaves herbaceous. Petals yellow with orange dots inside half way up. Sepals 5, burgundy.
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. Stem leafy, rufous pubescent. Leaves entire alternate. Calyx divided to base. Flowers 5-merous actinomorphic. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA. photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 46                12 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium sepals sepals

cauline leaf cauline leaf

basal leaves basal leaves

scape indumentum scape indumentum

seed pictures
seeds seeds seed seed s
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flower basal leaves