Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 167 

Boraginaceae
Lindelofia macrostyla (Bge.) M.Pop.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: Ters Valley, outside Besh-Aral State Res 
Coordinates: 41º39'31'' N, 70º43'25'' E  Alt: 1451m 


Herbaceous plant, tuberous, leaves mostly basal. Plant soft, grey hairy. Inflorescence paniculate, pendant. Flowers tubular violet-blue. Corona scale triangular. Nutlets 4 attached at the top of the receptacle. Nutlets covered with barbed bristles.
Track side along the road with Salsola, Lindelofia, Galatella.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.19, V. L. Komarov. Leaves lanceolate densely hairy. Inflorescence a broad branched panicle. Corolla pale blue-purple campanulate with tube equal lobes. Scales oblong inserted in throat and protruding. Stamen inserted, anthers sagitate at base, filaments short. Nutlets 4 with anchor like spinules at margin broadening and fused to receptacle at base, thinner and free at apex. Cicatrice at the top on the ventral side of nutlet, lower part spreading and forming a cross. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 167                9 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers calyx calyx corolla scales corolla scales

 

 

 

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface

 

seed pictures
nutlets nutlets nutlet nutlet nutlet cicatrice nutlet cicatrice
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field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/2
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/2

Other field pictures

inflorescence flowers
flowers flowers