Voucher: KYRG 172
Trollius altaicus C.A.Mey
Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast Chatkal Rayon
Gazetteer: 15km south of Kara-Buura Pass
Coordinates: 42º03'58'' N, 71º35'44'' E Alt: 2247m after the bridge in the camp site along the river.
Herbaceous in damp places to 70cm tall. Leaves palmately lobed and dissected, long petiolate. Cauline leaves few and sessile. Plants in fruit. Follicetum sticky glandular with 4-5 follicles. Seeds shiny black, numerous.
Damp meadow along the Chatkal river in the shade of tall Populus, Betula trees with Berberis, Carex, Cirsium, Mentha.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.7, V. L. Komarov. Rostellum of the follicles to 2mm long. Follicles to 10mm long. There are two species T.altaicus and dzungaricus, altaicus has purple stigmas not yellow. Specimen in fruit so not able to confirm but herbarium specimen comparison shows affinity with T.altaicus.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 172 10 July 2008