Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 201 

Gentianella tenella Rottb.

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass 
Coordinates: 42º19'09'' N, 73º05'01'' E  Alt: 2682m 

Tiny gentian to 5cm tall and with a single slender stem. Leaves opposite, rounded. Calyx 5 lobed divided to base, 3/4 the length of the corolla. Corolla green inside, pale blue inside. Corolla 4 lobed with hairs closing the mouth. Corolla mouth square-shaped.
Alpine meadow with Phlomis and Alchemilla as dominants.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.22, V. L. Komarov. Sect comastoma. Annual with unbranched stem except at base. Leaves rosulate at base but also opposite along the stem. Flowers 4-merous on long pedicels. Calyx spurred at base and half the length of the corolla. Corolla blue-orange nerved when dry. Corolla lobes with fringed scales fused on them at the mouth. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Landrein, S. 201                12 July 2008

morphological details

flower flower flower flower corolla lobes corolla lobes

calyx calyx

section of the flower section of the flower

corolla mouth with scales corolla mouth with scales

leaf surface leaf surface

cauline leaves cauline leaves


Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher