A narrow gorge of the Sargir river (the Usek river basin) valley (2700 m altitude), covered with the tien schan spruce (Picea schrenkiana Fisch. et Mey.) forest, in the mountain massif Tyshkantau (Southern Dzhungarian Alatau mountain chain).
SE. Kazakhstan, 48 km N of Zharkent, 20 km N of Sarybel'. 30th of July 1994. O. Kosterin.