Voucher: KYRG 46
Saxifraga hirciculus L.
Region: Talas Oblast Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: north-west of Otmök Pass
Coordinates: 42º17'28'' N, 73º06' E Alt: 3554m
Rhizomatous plant to 2-5cm tall with mostly basal rosette leaves. Rhizomes underground. Leaves herbaceous. Petals yellow with orange dots inside half way up. Sepals 5, burgundy.
Alpine mountain ridge with Polygonum (Bistorta), Dracocephalum, Rhodiola, Erigeron, Androsace, Sibbaldia, Poaceae.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Stem leafy, rufous pubescent. Leaves entire alternate. Calyx divided to base. Flowers 5-merous actinomorphic.
Ancillary Collections: DNA. photos, seeds
Borosova, R. 46 12 July 2008