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