Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 51 

Poa alberti Rgl.

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

Growing in the middle of the Festuca. Leaves to 20cm long similar to Festuca leaves. Inflorescence paniculate, reddish. Spikelets with up to 5 flowers. Glumes and lemmas similar and not awned with a membranous margin.
High altitude steppe with Stipa, Festuca, Caragana and Artemisia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Inflorescence paniculate, spikelet 2-several flowered. Glumes shorter than lemmas. Lemmas with membranous margin awnless, obscurely 3-5 veined and keeled woolly-web hairy at base on rachis. Palea hyaline 2 keeled. Lemmas glabrous between the veins but slightly hairy on them. Ligule short membranous. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA 

Borosova, R. 51                13 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence spikelets spikelets spikelet spikelet

glumes glumes

flowers flowers

ligule ligule

Herbarium voucher
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