Voucher: KYRG 142
Codonopsis clematidea (Schrenk) C.B.Clarke
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º47' N, 71º59'08'' E Alt: 1483m outside the buffer zone.
Plant to 50cm tall hanging from the bank of the small river. Plant in fruit. Capsule with hypanthium fused almost to the top. Capsule loculicid with 4 teeth sticking out. Seeds many small, brown and shiny.
River bank at the bottom of the canyon with Betula, Rubus, Epipactis, Prunella, Carex, Hypericum.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.24, V. L. Komarov. Leaves opposite. Stem erect branching from base. Capsule compressed, ovoid dehiscing by 3-4 valves.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 142 7 July 2008