Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 183 

Sophiopsis annua (Rupr.) Schulz.

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 7km south-west of Kara-Buura Pass 
Coordinates: 42º09'14'' N, 71º31'36'' E  Alt: 2694m 

Herbaceous in the loose scree. Leaves pinnate. Flowers white and small. Siliquae linear with 1 vein on each valve. Plant with stellate dendritic hairs. Seeds 2-3 in each locule.
E facing slate scree with Codonopsis, Lonicera, Juniperus, Papaver, Rosa.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.8, V. L. Komarov. Siliquae to 7mm long, septum thin transparent. Style to 0.1mm long. Seeds globular, embryo notorrhizal. Seeds in two rows in each locule but uniseriate. Seeds mucilaginous when wetted. Leaves pinnatisect. 
Ancillary Collections:  

Landrein, S. 183                10 July 2008

morphological details

flowers flowers flower flower siliquae siliquae

septum and seeds septum and seeds

septum septum

seed seed

seed seed

section of the seed section of the seed

wetted seed wetted seed

leaf leaf

leaf surface leaf surface

stem stem

Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher