Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 48 

Stipa joannis Cel.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley 
Coordinates: 42º10'49'' N, 73º28'51'' E  Alt: 2363m

Grass to 1m tall. Leaves sharp. Ligules very small triangular. Inflorescence a panicle with 1 flowered spikelets. Lemmas long awn and feathery at apex to 30cm long. Lemma base silky hairy.
High altitude steppe with Festuca, Caragana and Artemisia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Ligule to 0.5mm long membranous. Spikelet 1 flowered. Callus pubescent at base. Glumes linear, tapering to a long point. Lemma very long-awned and feathery to 18cm long. Hairs 1-7mm long. Basal part of the lemma to 7.5cm long twisted and twice geniculate (bent). Lemma base to 16mm long, with 7 lines of hairs reaching 1/3 to half way to the top. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA. photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 48                13 July 2008

morphological details

glumes glumes basal part of lemma basal part of lemma lemma indumentum lemma indumentum

twisted part of lemma twisted part of lemma

lemma bent lemma bent

lemma apex lemma apex

ligule ligule leaf leaf leaf surfaces leaf surfaces
seed pictures
lemmas lemmas caryopsis caryopsis  
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant