Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 139 

Inula grandis Schrenk.

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

Very tall herbaceous plant with coriaceous basal leaves to 1m long. Scape 2m tall inflorescence paniculate. Capitula with yellow florets.
Very dry South facing slope on conglomerate rocks with Eremurus, Celtis, Prangos, Centaurea, Alcea, Convolvulus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.25, V. L. Komarov. Basal leaves coriaceous, glabrous and rough to the touch. Inflorescence a numerous capitula panicle. Often capitula are axillary to other capitula. Phyllaries in several rows, acute, rigid, ciliate and auriculate at base. Ligulate florets much longer than capitulum, yellow. Cypselas with white ribs, pappus of long scabrous bristles. Receptacle glabrous and alveolate. Alveoles glandular hairy on the margins. Anthers long-caudate at base. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 139                7 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries tubular floret tubular floret

cypsela cypsela

pappus pappus

style and androecium style and androecium

receptacle receptacle

corolla tube corolla tube

stem stem

leaf base leaf base

leaf margin leaf margin

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

seed pictures
cypsela cypsela cypsela cypsela pappus pappus
field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/3
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/3
Herbarium voucher sheet 3/3

Other field pictures

inflorescence capitula