Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 148 

Prunus cerasifera Ehrhart.

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. Drupes axillary on long pedicels and hanging down. Drupes with one stone, yellow to light red. All seeds seems to be parasitised.
Grazed, trampled flat ground with Hippophae, Betula, Rosa, Malus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Drupe with slight glaucous bloom, subglobose to ellipsoid. Leaves ovate to obovate with crenate margin, apex accuminate. Stipules deciduous. Petiole 0.5-1cm long. Pedicels 15-20mm long , glabrous. P. sogdiana Vassilezenko is meant to be the wild form but it is not possible to distinguish it from P. cerasifera
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 148                7 July 2008

morphological details

drupe drupe short shoot short shoot leaf base abaxially leaf base abaxially

leaf margin leaf margin

leaf surface leaf surface

stem stem

seed pictures
stone stone section of the stone section of the stone seed seed
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher