Images from Oleg Kosterin

Thymus serpyllum
[serpyllum-2.jpg] 600x400 (~88Kb) A steppefied right board of the Dzhazator River valley in its upper flow, at the Akbul River mouth, 2000 m above sea level, Kosh-Agach District, Altai Republic, West Siberia, Russia. 19th July 1998, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Lagopsis marrubiastrum
[marrubiastrum-1a.jpg] 600x400 (~69Kb) A detritous left bank of the Dzhazator River in its upper flow, between the mouths of the Akbul and Tara Rivers, 2000 m above sea level, Kosh-Agach District, Altai Republic, West Siberia, Russia. 19th July 1998, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Lagopsis marrubiastrum
[marrubiastrum-1b.jpg] 600x400 (~96Kb) A detritous left bank of the Dzhazator River in its upper flow, between the mouths of the Akbul and Tara Rivers, 2000 m above sea level, Kosh-Agach District, Altai Republic, West Siberia, Russia. 19th July 1998, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Sagittaria natans
[natans-1.jpg] 400x609 (~83Kb) A small lake Kudon in the Onon River right floodland 12 km upstream of the village Nizhnii Tsasuchei, Onon District, S Chita Region, SE Transbaikalia, Siberia, Russia. 17th July 1997, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Hemerocallis minor
[minor-1.jpg] 771x500 (~84Kb) At the mountain Tsagan-Obo, Borzya District, S Chita Region (Dahuria), SE Transbaikalia, Siberia, Russia. 8th July 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Erythronium sibiricum
[sibiricum-1.jpg] 400x613 (~49Kb) An open birch forest on the Berd' River right bank at the village Novososedovo, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region, West Siberia, Russia. 10th May 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Fritillaria pallidiflora
[pallidiflora-1.jpg] 400x604 (~71Kb) A meadow in the valley of the Kora River in its middle flow, the transition between spruce wood and subalpine Belts at about 2000 m altitude, the North Dzhungarskiy Alatau mountain chain (NE Tien Shan), the Taldy-Kurgan region, Kazakhstan. 16th June, 1993, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Fritillaria pallidiflora
[pallidiflora-2.jpg] 514x388 (~67Kb) A meadow in the valley of the Kora River in its middle flow, the transition between spruce wood and subalpine Belts at about 2000 m altitude, the North Dzhungarskiy Alatau mountain chain (NE Tien Shan), the Taldy-Kurgan region, Kazakhstan. 16th June, 1993, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Tulipa patens
[patens-1.jpg] 431x644 (~57Kb) Tulipa patens Agardh ex Schultes ex Schultes fil., ranges in steppes from South Russia to Altai. It was found in "steppe islands" on steep southern rocky slopes of the Berd' River bank draining a woody elevation of Salairskii Kryazh, being a NW extreme of the Altai-Sayan Mountain System. At the village Novososedovo, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region, West Siberia, Russia. 10th May 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Gagea fedtschenkoana
[fedtschenkoana-1.jpg] 496x742 (~78Kb) Rocky southern slopes in the south-eastern West Siberia. A Berd' River right bank rocky cliff at the village Novososedovo, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region, West Siberia, Russia. 10th of May 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Lilium pilosiusculum
[pilosiusculum-1.jpg] 400x640 (~42Kb) A meadow on the eastern slope of the Sopka Lysaya hill of the hill chain Bugotakskie Sopki, Toguchin District, Novosibirsk Province, West Siberia, Russia. 14th June 1997 , Photo Oleg Kosterin
Lilium pumilum
[pumilum-1.jpg] 400x612 (~46Kb) A steppe on the hill Malyi Batur on the left bank of the Onon River 7 km upstream of the village Nizhnii Tsasuchei, Onon district, Chita Region, SE Transbaikalia (Dahuria), Siberia, Russia. 11th July 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Crocus alatavicus
[alatavicus-1.jpg] 518x780 (~79Kb) Flowering Crocus alatavicus Regel et Schmahl. densely covers open places within the forest and subalpine belt in the Northern Dzhungarian Alatau Mountain Chain just after snow melting. Most of these places are overgrazed by sheep in summer, but this ephemeroid species is nearly of advantage in these conditions as being too early to be trumpled out and enjoing a heavily fertilized soil. The Kora River middle flow, Kopal District, Taldy-Kurgan Region, SE Kazakhstan. 26th of April 1993, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Spiranthes amoena
[amoena-1.jpg] 400x609 (~50Kb) The Unda River bank in its upper flow at the village Nizhnyaya Shakhtama, E Chita Ragion, E Transbaikalia, Siberia, Russia. 23rd July 1997, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Elymus sibiricus
[sibiricus-1.jpg] 616x400 (~61Kb) The Onon River left bank 7 km upstream of the village Nozhnii Tsasuchei, Aginskii Buryat National Region, SE Transbaikalia, Siberia, Russia. 16th July 1997, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Stipa pennata
[pennata-1.jpg] 820x518 (~91Kb) The great feather grass (Stipa pennata L.) steppes of Russia and Kazakhstan have mostly been ploughed out now but small relics of them can be found witin the forest-steppe zone (the grove belt) of West Siberia on warm south-exposed slopes, such as this high right bank of the Inya River near its mouth at Novosibirsk. 22nd of June 1996, Photo Oleg Kosterin
Stipa capillata
[capillata-1.jpg] 769x484 (~80Kb) Patches of true steppes on south-exposed slopes are scattered in the forest-steppe zone of West Siberia, few of them escaping ploughing out. In late spring they become white due to the feather grass (Stipa pennata L.), then it looses its plumage and make room to its relative Stipa capillata L. [local "tyrsa"], with non-pennate awns, painting these patcnes in light-green to yellow in middle summer and autumn, as on this view. 15 km S of the town Iskitim, Iskitim District, Novosibirsk Region, W Siberia, Russia. 10th September 1997, Photo Oleg Kosterin


[Oleg Kosterin]
Institue of Cytology & Genetics
Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences; Novosibirsk; e-mail: Oleg Kosterin; http://pisum.bionet.nsc.ru/kosterin/
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