Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 120 

Boraginaceae
Nonnea caspica (Willd.) G.Don.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: Chychkan Valley 
Coordinates: 42º09'49'' N, 72º54'25'' E  Alt: 2062m 


Herbaceous plant to 5-10cm tall, sprawling. Plant densely glandular pubescent. Flowers reddish small in an elongate one sided cyme. Nutlets brown reticulate.
Roadside along a cliff with Artemisia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.19, V. L. Komarov. Densely glandular hairy annual. Leaves lanceolate. Calyx parted to base with lanceolate lobes. Corolla small purple-red with a yellow mouth. Scales on corolla mouth almost absent or made of a few hairs. Nutlets only 2, black, glabrous and transversally ribbed. Nutlets horizontal with a high ring at base. Basal ring dentate with a caruncle hidden inside. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 120                5 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower corolla apex corolla apex corolla tube corolla tube

gynoecium gynoecium

nutlet nutlet

nutlet ring nutlet ring

section of the nutlet section of the nutlet

leaf indumentum leaf indumentum

leaf indumentum leaf indumentum

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

flowers flowers
flower