Voucher: KYRG 522
Smelovskia asplenifolia Turcz.
Region: Talas Oblast Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E Alt: 3554m
Herb to 35cm tall. Leaves grey-green. Corolla cream/white. Calyx yellow and hairy.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.8, V. L. Komarov. Plant pubescent with branched hairs. Fruit a siliquae. Siliquae dehiscent tapering and not constricted between the seeds. Seeds in one row.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos
Osborne, J. 522 12 July 2008