Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 153 

Convolvulaceae
Convolvulus tragacanthoides Turcz.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Ala-Buka Rayon
Gazetteer: 6km west of Terek-Say 
Coordinates: 41º28'51'' N, 71º05'41'' E  Alt: 1581m  along the Chinese Gold Mine.


Woody, spiny shrub forming cushions to 1m across and 50cm tall. Leaves and plant silvery hairy. Capsules longer than calyx. Style persistent.
N facing hillside with Spiraea, Zabelia, Juniperus.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Stems ending in a spine. Flowers 1 or 2-3 at the end of branches without spines. Capsule dehiscent like a lid with valves splitting at the base. Ovary 2 locular with 2-several brown velvety seeds inside. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 153                8 July 2008

morphological details

spinescent branch spinescent branch spine spine leaves leaves
seed pictures
capsule capsule capsule capsule capsule and seeds capsule and seeds
seeds seeds seed seed seed seed
field picture
fruiting plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

fruiting plant fruiting plant