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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 10 / 2014

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  • Region Photo Was Taken


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    Shaska Valley

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This picture was taken in June 2014 in Kyrgystan south of Lake Issyk-Kul in the Shaska Valley at an alitude of about 4500 ft. What are these brown cones? Cacti??


  • Laura Unregistered says:

    Looks like Red Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum)

    December 4th, 2014 at 4:36pm

  • chris561 Registered says:

    The brown cones are about 6-8″ high

    November 14th, 2014 at 10:05pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Are they growing near dead or decaying trees or other plants? They somewhat resemble certain parasitic growths called groundcones (Boschniakia) or Squawroot (Conopholis americana) though from the picture it’s difficult to determine the size of the cones.

    November 9th, 2014 at 7:03am

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