Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 147 

Malus sieversii (Ldb.) H.Roem.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º46'23'' N, 71º57'52'' E  Alt: 1215m  entrance of Sarry Chelek reserve buffer zone, an a camping site along the road and river Sarry Chelek.

3m tall tree with unripe green fruit to 2cm in diameter. Leaves crenate, hairy abaxially.
Grazed, trampled flat ground with Hippophae, Betula, Rosa, Prunus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Leaves ovoid with crenate margins, deciduous and not lobed. Pomes with 5 locules each 1-2 seeded. Each locule with a cartilaginous endocarp. Fruiting pedicel to 3cm long. Sepals persistent in fruit. Possibly an ancestor of the cultivated apple M. domestica Borkh. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 147                7 July 2008

morphological details

leaf base abaxially leaf base abaxially

leaf margin leaf margin

leaf surface leaf surface

short shoot short shoot

stem stem


seed pictures
pome apex pome apex longitudinal section of the pome longitudinal section of the pome cross section of the pome cross section of the pome
cross section of the pome cross section of the pome seed seed seeds seeds
Herbarium voucher
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