Voucher: KYRG 176
Rhodiola semenovii (Rgl. et Herd.) Boriss.
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.
Plant forming large clumps to 1m tall with many unbranched stems. Stem fleshy hollowed, scaly at base with numerous spiralled narrow leaves above. Inflorescence terminal, cylindrical, narrow. Petals yellow to pale yellow becoming reddish. Follicles 5, reddish when mature.
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.9, V. L. Komarov. Flowers 5-merous in compact corymbiform capitate inflorescence. Basal scale brown, 4.5-5cm long, broad and different from the narrow cauline leaves.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 176 10 July 2008