Voucher: KYRG 478
Prunus erythrocarpa (Nevski.) Gilli
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º46'58'' N, 71º58'54'' E Alt: 1515m outside the buffer zone.
Straggly shrub, hanging, 2m tall. Berries translucent red to 9mm in diameter.
Narrow gorge on a NE facing slope with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.10, V. L. Komarov. Subgen. Cerasus. Leaves 20-25 x 10-15mm, white tomentose beneath, dentate with glandular teeth. Stipules long and serrate. Petiole 2-3mm long. Leaves on short shoots.Drupe red to 7mm in diameter opaque. Drupe with one pitted, furrowed torrulose stone inside. Drupe hairy at apex. Pedicels 1-2mm long. Close to SL133 only differs in larger leaves, without revolute margin and leaf apex emarginate not acuminate.
Ancillary Collections: photos
Osborne, J. 478 7 July 2008