Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 157 

Gentianaceae
Swertia lactea Bge.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Ala-Buka Rayon
Gazetteer: 16km south-east of Chapchyma Pass 
Coordinates: 41º31'39'' N, 70º48'48'' E  Alt: 2666m 


Tall herbaceous plant with erect stem. Leaves opposite, oblong, glaucous. Radical leaves long amd lanceolate. Flowers in terminal panicle. Flowers 4-merous with orange nectary at the base of each petal. Stamens 4 with purple anther. Ovary cylindrical purple-blue.
Alpine damp grazed meadow along a small stream with Parnassia.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Leaves drying green-yellow. Sepals with scarious margin, not fringed at the margin. Petals acuminate white. Nectariferous pit 4, ovoid, sparsely fringed. Stigmas bilobed. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 157                8 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower nectariferous pits, androecium and gynoecium nectariferous pits, androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

petals petals

sepals sepals

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

 
field picture
habitat
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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flowers basal leaves
inflorescence flowers