Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 107 

Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia falcata L.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Jayyl Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Balta Valley 
Coordinates: 42º35'47'' N, 73º52'21'' E  Alt: 1401m  7.5 km south of Sosnovka.


Annual with spine tipped glaucous leaves. Schizocarp smooth. Carpophore remaining after seeds have been ejected. Style simple to bifid.
dry hill, with scree and rocks along track with Eremerus, Rheum, Crambe.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.14, V. L. Komarov. Sect. cymatospermum. Cauline leaves lanceolate, coriaceous and glaucous. Bracts rounded widest below middle. Cyathia with 4 entire and rounded glands. Schizocarps smooth, seeds white, tuberculate, pitted with 5-10 furrows. Seeds with conspicuous caruncle. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 107                4 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence androecium and gynoecium cyathia cyathia dissected cyathia dissected cyathia

schizocarp schizocarp

seed seed

seed seed

leaves leaves

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

leaf leaf

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habitat
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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plant inflorescence
inflorescence inflorescence