Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 195 

Hymenolaena pimpinellifolia Rupr.

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

Rhizomatous perennial with fibrous scales at base. Leaves 1-pinnate. Leaflets fan-shaped. Sheath long and reddish. Scape to 50cm tall, stems ribbed and purple. Umbels twice compound, bracts none but bracteoles many and forming a large involucre around the flowers. Flowers all bisexual, stylopodium brown, schizocarps ribbed and slightly winged. Petals white, sepals shorter and brown.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.16, V. L. Komarov and Pimenov, M.G. (1937- ) The Umbelliferae of Kirghyzia Zontichnye (Umbelliferae) Kirgizii. Umbels of 3-5 equal umbellules. Involucre 0 or with one bract leaf-like. Involucel bracts broadly ovate longer than the umbellules. 
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos 

Landrein, S. 195                12 July 2008

morphological details

umbel umbel flowers flowers stylopodium and styles stylopodium and styles

flowers flowers

flowers flowers

involucre involucre

leaf segments leaf segments

leaf surface leaf surface

sheath sheath

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flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

basal leaves umbels
umbels flowering plant
flowering plant umbels