Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 109 

Inula rhizocephala Schrenk

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.

Acaulescent plant. Capitula agglomerate and hidden in between the basal leaves. Leaves hairy , oblong.
Alpine meadow dominated by Phlomis, Bistorta, Pedicularis, Papaver. SE facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.25, V. L. Komarov. Capitula many sessile, phyllaries in several rows, purplish, lanceolate and hairy. Ligulate florets yellow slightly longer than the capitulum. Tubular florets yellow. Pappus of long scabrous hairs. Anthers with caudate tail at base. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 109                4 July 2008

morphological details

capitula capitula section of the capitulum section of the capitulum tubular florets tubular florets

cypsela and pappus cypsela and pappus

ligule and stigmas ligule and stigmas

androecium androecium

cypesela cypesela

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures