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