Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 142 

Codonopsis clematidea (Schrenk) C.B.Clarke

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º47' N, 71º59'08'' E  Alt: 1483m  outside the buffer zone.

Plant to 50cm tall hanging from the bank of the small river. Plant in fruit. Capsule with hypanthium fused almost to the top. Capsule loculicid with 4 teeth sticking out. Seeds many small, brown and shiny.
River bank at the bottom of the canyon with Betula, Rubus, Epipactis, Prunella, Carex, Hypericum.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Leaves opposite. Stem erect branching from base. Capsule compressed, ovoid dehiscing by 3-4 valves. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 142                7 July 2008

morphological details

capsule capsule adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
seed pictures
seeds seeds seeds seeds seed seed
field picture
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