Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 114 

Ophioglossaceae
Botrychium lunaria (L.) Sw.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Suusamyr Valley 
Coordinates: 42º11'41'' N, 73º15'03'' E  Alt: 2780m  to the south of Otmök.


2-3 cm tall herb. Leaf only 1, pinnatifid. Sporangium globular, several on sporangiophyll. Roots tuberous with scales at the top.
Alpine grazed meadow on a North facing slope with Phlomis, Geranium, Poaceae and Papaver as dominant species.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.1, V. L. Komarov. Sterile portion of leaves pinnatifid. Sporangia connate in two ranks opening into 2 valves by a transverse slit. Sterile leaf short petiolate, segments fan-shaped. Fertile portion long stalked. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 114                5 July 2008

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