Voucher: KYRG 147
Malus sieversii (Ldb.) H.Roem.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve
Coordinates: 41º46'23'' N, 71º57'52'' E Alt: 1215m entrance of Sarry Chelek reserve buffer zone, an a camping site along the road and river Sarry Chelek.
3m tall tree with unripe green fruit to 2cm in diameter. Leaves crenate, hairy abaxially.
Grazed, trampled flat ground with Hippophae, Betula, Rosa, Prunus.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.9, V. L. Komarov. Leaves ovoid with crenate margins, deciduous and not lobed. Pomes with 5 locules each 1-2 seeded. Each locule with a cartilaginous endocarp. Fruiting pedicel to 3cm long. Sepals persistent in fruit. Possibly an ancestor of the cultivated apple M. domestica Borkh.
Ancillary Collections: DNA, photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 147 7 July 2008