Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 189 

Ephedra equisetina Bge.

Region: Talas Oblast  Bakay-Ata Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Valley 
Coordinates: 42º26'03'' N, 71º34'06'' E  Alt: 1508m  little valley on the right of the road.

Shrub growing in a scree laden with seeds. Twigs jointed, grey-blue. Bracts around seed fleshy and bright orange.
NW slope. Dry vegetation, semi-desert with rocks and scree. With Spiraea, Atraphaxis, Prangos, Centaurea, Lonicera, Rosa, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.1, V. L. Komarov. Erect shrub more than 25cm tall. Inner pair of bracts in the cone connate for 2/3 of their length. Tubillus (tubular micropyll) 1mm long. Seeds brown, angular. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 189                11 July 2008

morphological details

stems stems  
seed pictures
cone cone cone cone cone cone
seeds in inner bracts seeds in inner bracts inner bracts and tubillus inner bracts and tubillus tubillus tubillus
seed and inner bracts seed and inner bracts seed apex seed apex tubillus tubillus
field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

habitat seeding branch
seeding branch seeding plant