Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 7 

Papaver tianschanicum M.Pop.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Töö-Ashuu Pass 
Coordinates: 42º19'07'' N, 73º48'52'' E  Alt: 3072m  After the tunnel and the panomaric view platform.

Flowers large with yellow petals turning orange after flowering. Leaves basal, scape thin with solitary flower.
Alpine meadow dominated by Phlomis, Bistorta, Pedicularis, Papaver. SE facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. Remains of old leaves and petioles forming a fibrous base. Leaves densely hairy dissected to lobed. Flower solitary on long scape. Corolla to 5cm in diameter, bright yellow drying orange. Corolla and calyx deciduous. Sepals covered with brown-black bristles. Stamens longer than the ovary. Capsules covered with white appressed hairs. Close to P. canescens and croceum. It seems that all the forms and species described in Flora of the USSR belong to the widely distributed species P. nudicaule
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Borosova, R. 7                4 July 2008

morphological details

flower bud flower bud sepals indumentum sepals indumentum androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

ovary ovary

ovary surface ovary surface

leaf segments leaf segments

leaf indumentum leaf indumentum

stem indumentum stem indumentum

field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flower flower