Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 193 

Ligularia alpigena Pojarck.

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

Plant growing amongst rocks. Perennial with strong taproot present. Leaves, thick, glaucous mostly basal and erect. Scape to 50cm tall. Capitula in a raceme. Phyllaries in 1 row hairy. Capitula radiate with yellow female ligulate florets on the edge and yellow tubular florets in the middle. Cypsela with white unbranched but scabrous pappus hairs.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.26, V. L. Komarov. Leaves entire, thick glaucous petiolate. Inflorescence with 5-7 capitula. Styles with hairs on the back. Pappus as long as the florets, white and scabrous. Receptacle glabrous with pits and no scales. Phyllaries in two rows, inner rows broader with scarious margin, outer narrower without margin. Close to L. altaica but has slightly more hairy phyllaries. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds 

Landrein, S. 193                12 July 2008

morphological details

capitulum capitulum phyllaries phyllaries tubular florets tubular florets

ligulate floret ligulate floret

cypsela cypsela

tubular and ligulate floret tubular and ligulate floret

pappus pappus

staminal column and style staminal column and style

leaf base leaf base


seed pictures
cypsela cypsela cypsela cypsela pappus pappus
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

capitula capitula
basal leaves