Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 146 

Asteraceae
Echinops nanus Bunge

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Toktogul Rayon
Gazetteer: south of Toktogul Reservoir 
Coordinates: 41º46'17'' N, 73º02'59'' E  Alt: 1089m 


Small herbaceous plant to 30cm tall with only one stem. Leaves wooly hairy abaxially, spint dentate and serrate. Stem wooly hairy as well. Inflorescence a globular head to 2-3cm in diameter. Capitula and florets blue.
Desert type vegetation with Amaranthaceae, Artemisia and Cerasus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.27, V. L. Komarov. Sect. Nanechinops. Annual of semi-desert area. Florets tubular one per capitulum. Capitula in a dense globular head. Phyllaries pinnate, feathery at the base of each capitulum and as long as them, mimicking a pappus. Anthers subulate below, barbed above. Cypsela glabrous with brown hairs at the top. Pappus made of short rigid and fused hairs hidden below the cypsela hairs. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 146                5 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum of capitula capitulum of capitula section of the capitulum of capitula section of the capitulum of capitula capitulum capitulum

phyllaries phyllaries

tubular floret and phyllaries tubular floret and phyllaries

corolla lobes corolla lobes

androecium androecium

androecium androecium

cypsela and hairs at the top of it cypsela and hairs at the top of it

pappus pappus

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

stem indumentum stem indumentum

 
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitula capitula
capitula