Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 50 

Poaceae
Festuca valesiaca Schleider ex. Baudin

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


Dominant grass on the steppe. Clump forming, each clump to 15cm tall. Leaves very narrow blue-grey. Inflorescence panicle. Spikelets with several flowers. Lemmas with short awn.
High altitude steppe with Stipa, Caragana and Artemisia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Subgenus eufestuca. Densely tufted grass with capillary blue-grey leaves. Spikelets paniculate. Rachis scabrous. Glumes shorter than spikelet, 3 veined but outer 1 veined and keeled. Florets 3-4. Lemmas rounded folded around the palea, with 3-5 indistinct veins converging towards the apex. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA 

Borosova, R. 50                13 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence spikelet spikelet spikelet spikelet

lemmas and palea lemmas and palea

lemmas and palea lemmas and palea

spikelet spikelet

culm and leaves culm and leaves

ligule ligule

 

Herbarium voucher
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