Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 132 

Alcea nudiflora (Lindl.) Boiss.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º47'02'' N, 71º59'13'' E  Alt: 1524m  outside the buffer zone.

1m tall herb. Leaves palmately lobed, hairy. Flowers large, petals white with a yellow claw. Epicalyx and calyx covering the schizocarp.
Very dry South facing slope on conglomerate rocks with Eremurus, Cerasus, Celtis, Prangos, Centaurea.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.15, V. L. Komarov. Mericarps with two very short wings, hairy in between. Mericarps 2 locular but one aborted therefore mericarp is one seeded. Epicalyx 3/4 as long as the calyx. Leaves lobed but only superficially. Stem covered with small stellate hairs as well as long-rayed fasciculate ones. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 132                7 July 2008

morphological details

staminal column and ovary staminal column and ovary staminal column staminal column anthers anthers

staminal column staminal column

epicalyx epicalyx

epicalyx lobe epicalyx lobe

stem stem

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

seed pictures
mericarps mericarps mericarp mericarp mericarp side mericarp side
seed seed seed seed  
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures