Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 136 

Turgenia latifolia (L.) Hoffm.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 

Coordinates: 41º47'02'' N, 71º59'13'' E  Alt: 1524m  outside the buffer zone.
Annual with only dried stem and fruits remaining. Mericarps prickly attached at the top to the gynophore. Umbel compound.
Very dry South facing slope on conglomerate rocks with Eremurus, Celtis, Prangos, Centaurea, Alcea, Convolvulus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov and Pimenov, M.G. (1937- ) The Umbelliferae of Kirghyzia Zontichnye (Umbelliferae) Kirgizii. Mericarps sub-circular, compressed with protruding main and secondary ribs bearing 1-3 rows of scabrous prickles shorter than the width of the fruit. Canals single in valleculae, 2 at commissure. Carpophore free. Seeds embryo and albumen rolled inwards. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 136                7 July 2008

morphological details

bracts bracts leaf sheath leaf sheath leaf segment leaf segment
seed pictures
schizocarp schizocarp scizocarp surface scizocarp surface styles styles
mericarps mericarps carpophore carpophore mericarp mericarp
spines spines seed section seed section seed section seed section
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher