Welcome to the photogallery of my recent travels.
You can see pictures of plants and country - landscapes and plant environment. Plants are shown in community, in details and variations.
There are mainly pictures from Central Asia, NW China and Far East.
Central Asia: S Kazakhstan and Xinjiang province, pictures refer to 2 main mountains: Tian Shan and Kunlun including its transition to Karakoram. The climate is very continental and dry, because the mountais surround large Tarim basin/deserts. The flora is not very rich in species content, but it comprise many unusual endemics and area restricted spp, many of them are not in cultivation.
NW China - Sechuan. Monsoon climate varies from very wet rainfall catchment in Balang Shan, Zheduo Shan to drier toward Tibetan border in the west - Yidun, Haizi Shan, Chola Shan. There is tremendous botanical richness.
The Far East - Sakhalin and Kamchatka. The Far East climate is affected by high rainfall from Pacific ocean. The snow cover is often mohe than 2 m. Low temperatures -30 to -40°C do not affect plants under such snow cover. Lowland is often covered with tall-forb vegetation with ways made by bears hunting salmons. Slopes are coverd by bamboo in the south or forests (Larix spp., Abies sachalinensis and mixed). Large bogs with Ledums and Chamaedaphne calyculata are common along the whole island. Low-herb flora is rather on rocky ground. Kamchatka climate is colder, forest ends inthe middle of peninsula and is replaced with arctic tundra. The flora has a mixture of Siberian, far East and American species. The floristic composition Sachalin is between Kamchatka and Japan.
Tibet /Xizang Province. Pictures are presented from SE part, between Lhasa and Rawu. While Lhasa area
is quite dry and continental, the area of Bome/Pomi and Galung La get a lot of rainfall along Brahmaputra River valley.
The Rawu area is a bit drier than NW Yunnan, hidden behind mountain ridge of Hengduan Shan from prevailing monsoon from SE.
New seedlist for 2012/2013 available here
Seedlist Supplement from other collectors available here (Updated file with material from Kamchatka)
Seedlist Supplement from a short visit to Patagonia is available here
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