Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 121 

Zabelia corymbosa (Regel et Schmalh.) Makino

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

Shrub 3-4m tall, growing on the tall river banks. Stem erect at the base strongly six-ribbed and bark exfoliating. Shrubs 3-4 on this side of the river mostly fruiting but a few branches with flowers. Flowers with 4 lobed corolla, hairy mouth, white. Corolla tube reddish abaxially. Stigmas green, anthers 4, inserted. Fragrant. Ovaries with 4 persistent calyx lobes. Calyx lobes broad 1 nerved. Fruits unripe.
River bank with tall shrubs-trees of Betula, Berberis, Lonicera, Ribes, Amygdalus, Salix. Also Sanguisorba, Ligularia, Rubus, Geum, Aegopodium.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 121                5 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers corolla lobes corolla lobes corolla tube inside corolla tube inside

anthers and stigmas anthers and stigmas

corolla tube open corolla tube open

inflorescence inflorescence

fruiting sepal fruiting sepal

node node

bark bark

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface


seed pictures
fruit fruit fruiting sepals fruiting sepals  
field picture
flowering branch
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

bush fruiting calyx
bark fruiting branch
fruiting branch fruiting branch
bush fruiting branch