Voucher: KYRG 153
Convolvulus tragacanthoides Turcz.
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Ala-Buka Rayon
Gazetteer: 6km west of Terek-Say
Coordinates: 41º28'51'' N, 71º05'41'' E Alt: 1581m along the Chinese Gold Mine.
Woody, spiny shrub forming cushions to 1m across and 50cm tall. Leaves and plant silvery hairy. Capsules longer than calyx. Style persistent.
N facing hillside with Spiraea, Zabelia, Juniperus.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.23, V. L. Komarov. Stems ending in a spine. Flowers 1 or 2-3 at the end of branches without spines. Capsule dehiscent like a lid with valves splitting at the base. Ovary 2 locular with 2-several brown velvety seeds inside.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 153 8 July 2008