Voucher: KYRG 189
Ephedra equisetina Bge.
Region: Talas Oblast Bakay-Ata Rayon
Gazetteer: Kara-Buura Valley
Coordinates: 42º26'03'' N, 71º34'06'' E Alt: 1508m little valley on the right of the road.
Shrub growing in a scree laden with seeds. Twigs jointed, grey-blue. Bracts around seed fleshy and bright orange.
NW slope. Dry vegetation, semi-desert with rocks and scree. With Spiraea, Atraphaxis, Prangos, Centaurea, Lonicera, Rosa, Poaceae.
Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.1, V. L. Komarov. Erect shrub more than 25cm tall. Inner pair of bracts in the cone connate for 2/3 of their length. Tubillus (tubular micropyll) 1mm long. Seeds brown, angular.
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds
Landrein, S. 189 11 July 2008