Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 141 

Scabiosa songarica Schrenk.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º47'02'' N, 71º59'11'' E  Alt: 1521m  outside the buffer zone.

Herbaceous to 50cm tall. Leaves pinnate, opposite. Capitula purple-pink with larger and zygomorphic outer flowers. Involucral bracts narrow.
Scree slope along a dried river with Berberis, Cupressus, Acer, Celtis, Prunus, Juglans, Polygonatum, Impatiens, Asparagus, Euonymus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Capitula 2-3cm across. Involucral bracts lanceolate 1-1.5cm long densely hairy. Corolla 5-lobed. Involucel 8 ribbed, with 8 elongated pits, long hairy at base. Corona 4-5mm wide with 21 nerves. Calyx with 5 teeth twice as long as the coronna. Radical leaves entire, lanceolate and petiolate. Cauline leaves pinnatifid. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 141                7 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers marginal flower marginal flower marginal flower corolla mouth marginal flower corolla mouth

fruits fruits

cauline leaf cauline leaf

leaf surface leaf surface

seed pictures
fruit fruit involucel base with pits involucel base with pits involucel, corona and calyx involucel, corona and calyx
calyx and corona calyx and corona calyx and corona calyx and corona section of the fruit section of the fruit
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting head fruiting head
capitulum capitulum