Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 191 

Allium semenovi Rgl

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E  Alt: 3554m 

Plant to 20cm -1m tall. Leaves 1-3 sheathing at base. Tunics fibrous brown and acuminate. Spathe persistent purplish, transparent. Inflorescence globular. Flower with 6 equal yellow-green tepals with a dark green line running in the middle of each tepal. Filaments fused around the top of the ovary, anthers purple. Ovary purplish. Perianth persistent in fruit.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.4, V. L. Komarov. Bulbs 1 or 2 attached to thick vertical rhizome. Tunics brown fibrous. Sheath red entire. Leaves flat to 5-15mm broad, smooth. Umbel many-flowered with pedicels of unequal length. Tepals persistent yellow drying orange, acuminate. Inner tepals narrower than outer ones. Filaments 1/4 the length of the perianth connate to 3/4. Seeds two in each locule, black and rugose. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 191                12 July 2008

morphological details

spathe spathe tepals tepals pedicels pedicels

perianth base perianth base

tepals tepals

androecium and gynoecium androecium and gynoecium

leaf surface leaf surface

sheath sheath

sheath sheath

seed pictures
capsule capsule seed seed seeds seeds
seed seed seed surface seed surface  
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence inflorescence