Baydamtal Botanical Reserve

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Baydamtal Botanical Reserve
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Location Tong District, Issyk Kul Province, Kyrgyzstan
Area 20 ha
Established 1975

The Baydamtal Botanical Reserve is located in Tong District of Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan in Chu River flood plain. It was established in 1975 with a purpose of conservation of Nitraria schoberi L., Nitraria sibirica Pall., and Halimodendron halodendron Pall. Vegetation in the reserve is sparse. The botanical reserve occupies 20 hectares. Among other flora species inhabiting the reserve are Artemisia tianschanica, Festuca valesiaca Schleich. ex Gaudin, Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn., Astragalus albertii Bunge, etc.[1]


  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын:Энциклопедия [Issyk-Kul. Naryn:Encyclopeda] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 510. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.