Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 102 

Aconitum leucostomum Vorosch.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Alamüdün Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala Archa National Park 
Coordinates: 42º33'08'' N, 74º29' E  Alt: 2237m 

1.5m tall herbaceous, tuberous. Leaves mostly basal, deeply lobed. Flowers in dense terminal raceme. Flowers purple/ blue. Hood of upper sepal longer than wide. Honey-leaves/ nectaries curled at apex. Follicles 3.
Large boulders above small seasonal stream with Clematis, Rubus, Lonicera, Rosa, Persicaria and Campanula.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. Subgenus Lycoctonum: Upper sepal with hood longer than wide and plant tuberous. Leaves to 20cm across, three lobed and dissected to base. Leaf blade cordate at base, with curled hairs to 0.5 mm long on abaxial side. Honey-leaves long with curved spur and a distinct limb. Sepals blue-grey. Stamens many with winged filaments 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 102                2 July 2008

morphological details

lateral sepal lateral sepal lower sepal lower sepal androecium androecium

upper sepal upper sepal

honey-leaf spur honey-leaf spur

gynoecium gynoecium

gynoecium gynoecium

stamen stamen

leaf margin leaf margin

tuber tuber

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/2
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/2

Other field pictures

flowers flowers
flower inflorescence
basal leaves dissected flower