Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 108 

Scabiosa alpestris Kar. et Kir.

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.

Short herbaceous plant. Bracts two laciniate. Basal leaves linear. Capitula to 2-4 cm across. Flowers light purple-pink, marginal ones larger and more zygomorphic.
Alpine meadow dominated by Phlomis, Bistorta, Pedicularis, Papaver. SE facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Radical leaves entire, cauline pinnatifid. Stem almost leafless. Involucel tube 8 ribbed, calyx with 5 narrow teeth longer than involucel. Involucel tube pitted covered with long dense white hairs. Involucel with up to 20 nerves. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 108                4 July 2008

morphological details

anthers androecium and gynoecium section of the capitulum androecium and gynoecium flower bud androecium and gynoecium

cauline leaves androecium and gynoecium

leaf surface androecium and gynoecium


field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowering plant capitulum