Voucher: KYRG 139
Inula grandis Schrenk.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º47'02'' N, 71º59'13'' E Alt: 1524m outside the buffer zone.
Very tall herbaceous plant with coriaceous basal leaves to 1m long. Scape 2m tall inflorescence paniculate. Capitula with yellow florets.
Very dry South facing slope on conglomerate rocks with Eremurus, Celtis, Prangos, Centaurea, Alcea, Convolvulus.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.25, V. L. Komarov. Basal leaves coriaceous, glabrous and rough to the touch. Inflorescence a numerous capitula panicle. Often capitula are axillary to other capitula. Phyllaries in several rows, acute, rigid, ciliate and auriculate at base. Ligulate florets much longer than capitulum, yellow. Cypselas with white ribs, pappus of long scabrous bristles. Receptacle glabrous and alveolate. Alveoles glandular hairy on the margins. Anthers long-caudate at base.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 139 7 July 2008