Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 112 

Polygonum ellipticum Willd.

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.

Dominant species. Flowers in globose to ellipsoid dense raceme. Flowers white with purple-pink exserted anthers.
Alpine meadow dominated by Phlomis, Pedicularis, Papaver. SE facing slope.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.5, V. L. Komarov and Flora of China online ( Subgenus Bistorta. Stem 5-6 nodose. Leaves with appressed crisp hairs abaxillay, margin with thicker nerves, rachis winged. Ocrea not ciliate. Bracts aristate and toothed, brown scarious. Perianth segments 5, white. Styles 3, long. Anthers purple. Nutlets brown unwinged. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 112                4 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers flower flower androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

bracts bracts

ocrea ocrea

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

leaf main vein leaf main vein

leaf margin leaf margin


field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence inflorescence