Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 151 

Echinops maracandicus Bunge

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Ala-Buka Rayon
Gazetteer: west of Joy-Belent 
Coordinates: 41º23'48'' N, 71º24'11'' E  Alt: 1221m 

Herbaceous to 1m tall. Leaves deeply lobed, woolly abaxially and with a spiny margin. Inflorescence heads to 5cm across. Florets white to pale blue.
Dry hill along the road with Xanthium, Alhagi, Chenopodiaceae, Caragana.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.27, V.L. Komarov. Sect. Olgolepis. Stem white and arachnoid hairy as well as abaxial leaf side. Adaxial leaf side glabrous with stalked glands. Leaf margin wavy with many lobes and spines. Head of capitula large. Phyllaries of each capitulum 7-10 glabrous, inner ones fused in a pentagonal dark brown tube, outer one free and some transformed into hairs. Florets one per capitulum included inside the inner fused phyllaries. Cypsela densely hairy with hairs covering the pappus. Pappus of short fused feathery hairs. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 151                8 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum style style phyllaries phyllaries

inner and outer phyllaries inner and outer phyllaries

inner phyllaries inner phyllaries

floret floret

pappus pappus

corolla tube corolla tube

staminal column staminal column

anthers anthers

nectary disc nectary disc

leaf margin leaf margin

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence capitula