Included here is the Kirgizian Mountains, the north slopes of the Talassian Altai (Mountains), Transilian (Zailiisky) Altai, Dzungarian Altai, the southern slopes of the Tarbagatai Mountains, and the eastern Tien Shan (Mountains).
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 196 species in 83 genera and 25 families. There are three endemic genera (marked red) but no endemic families. However the list is probably incomplete and will be updated as further information becomes available.
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