Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 172 

Ranunculaceae
Trollius altaicus C.A.Mey

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 15km south of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º03'58'' N, 71º35'44'' E  Alt: 2247m  after the bridge in the camp site along the river.


Herbaceous in damp places to 70cm tall. Leaves palmately lobed and dissected, long petiolate. Cauline leaves few and sessile. Plants in fruit. Follicetum sticky glandular with 4-5 follicles. Seeds shiny black, numerous.
Damp meadow along the Chatkal river in the shade of tall Populus, Betula trees with Berberis, Carex, Cirsium, Mentha.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. Rostellum of the follicles to 2mm long. Follicles to 10mm long. There are two species T.altaicus and dzungaricus, altaicus has purple stigmas not yellow. Specimen in fruit so not able to confirm but herbarium specimen comparison shows affinity with T.altaicus. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 172                10 July 2008

morphological details

leaf surface leaf surface    
seed pictures
follicetum follicetum seeds seeds seed seed
seed seed seed seed  
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher sheet 1/2
Herbarium voucher sheet 2/2