Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 119 

Chorispora bungeana Fisch. et Mey.

Region: Chüy Oblast  Panfilov Rayon
Gazetteer: Ala-Bel Pass 
Coordinates: 42º14'44'' N, 73º03'09'' E  Alt: 3182m 

Plant acaulescent growing in gravels with a strong taproot. Leaves deeply lobes. Flowers very large light purple with notched petals and long claw. Flowers fragrant. Calyx long, saccate at base. Siliquae fleshy and segmented.
exposed ground at the top of the pass with compacted gravels and sparse vegetation.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.8, V. L. Komarov. Leaves lyrate with simple flat hairs and short glandular ones. Scape very short. Petals to 20mm long tapering into a long claw. Siliquae tomentose, septum small, fibrous. Siliquae 25-30mm long, indehiscent, disarticulating transversally into individual segments. Seeds in two rows. Embryo pleurorhizal. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 119                5 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower flower flower dissected flower dissected flower

gynoecium gynoecium

sepal apex sepal apex

nectary nectary

petal petal

basal leaf basal leaf

leaf surface leaf surface

seed pictures
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siliquae segment siliquae segment siliquae segment siliquae segment section of a segment section of a segment
seed seed seed seed section of the seed section of the seed
field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowers flowers