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Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce, Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 613 1917. (Syn: Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) Babu; Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) S.R.Rao & Hemadri; Centaurium roxburghii (D.Don) Druce; Erythraea meyeri Bunge; Erythraea roxburghii G.Don) as per Indian Gentianaceae: A Check-list By Sunita Garg;
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sen-TAR-ee-um — referring to the Centaur Chiron who discovered the medicinal uses of the plant that came to be known as CentauryDave’s Botanary
MY-er-eye — named for Karl Antonovich von Meyer, German, Russified botanist and explorerDave’s BotanaryWikipedia
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commonly known as: field centaury, pink centauryHindi: बारीक चिरायता barik chirayata, खेत चिरायता khet chirayataKannada: ಕಾಡು ಕೆಂಪು ಜೀರಿಗೆ kaadu kempu jeerigeMarathi: लुंटक luntakOriya: ଘୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ghumna

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Distribution: c & e Europe, Egypt, Turkey, Mediterranean, Iran, Pakistan, India, c Asia
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As per efi thread:

Fortunately I have access to the document- ‘Revision of the family Gentianaceae of North West Himalaya’ by S.Garg (1982) based on which she later published “Gentianaceae of North West Himalaya: A Revision” (Garg 1988). The document says-
After seeing plenty of dried as well as fresh specimens, only two species have been ascertained in India which also occur in North West Himalayan region.
Key to species
Leafy, fastigiate herbs. Pedicels 2-4 mm long………………………………C.pulchellum
Simple, lax herbs. Pedicels 0.9-2.5 cm long ……………………………….C. meyeri
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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae :: :Centaurium meyeri at Telbaila:

This herb was photographed at Village “Telbailla”, Lonavala region, Maharashtra.
Common name: Luntak
Scientific name: Centaurium meyeri (Erythrea Roxburghii)
Family: Gentianaceae.
Annul herb, 5 –20cm high. Leaves opposite and seesile.
Flower pink, star shaped

Common in moist grasslands and fields.



Place: at Ratanwadi (~2475 ft asl), near Bhandardara, Maharashtraon map
Time: January 14, 2012 at 4.10pm
Habit: small procumbent ¿ OR decumbent ? herb, about 6″ – 7″ high
Habitat: in a paddy field
Flower (in blooming stage) size: about 2 – 3 mm across, and about 8 – 10 mm long
Apologies; pictures do not show required aspects.


I think this is Centaurium meyeri (Family: Gentianaceae).


Oh what happiness ! Many many thanks … salutes !



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ID280111phk2: A small herb growing in padyfeilds
Is it Canscora spp.
Today at Alibag, Maharashtra


– This could be Centaurium centauroides (= Erythraea roxburghii). FoI includes these names (flowers are pink here) as synonyms to C. meyeri (= E.meyeri), whose flowers are said to be ‘invariably white’ (Ref. FBI).


– Yes the flowers seem clearly pedicellate. This should be Centaurium centauroides (= Erythraea roxburghii)  as suggested by ..


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Location of Halenia perrottetii, Hoppea dichotoma and Centaurium centaurioides: Can any one help me to locate Halenia perrottetii, Hoppea dichotoma and Centaurium centaurioides in South India???


I have seen Hoppea on wet rock faces growing as a tiny herb within small vegetation clumps along with Utricularia and other tiny sedges.

Centaurium is more of a marshy habitat plant, rice fields left unattended after harvest should be a good place to look for this plant.
For Halenia you will have to go search among grass slopes on the margins of the shola forests in Niligiri hill ranges.


via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > ‎ Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce … family: Gentianaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
sen-TAR-ee-um — referring to the Centaur Chiron who discovered the medicinal uses of the plant that came to be known as CentauryDave’s Botanary
MY-er-eye — named for Karl Antonovich von Meyer, German, Russified botanist and explorerDave’s BotanaryWikipedia
commonly known as: field centaury, pink centauryHindi: बारीक चिरायता barik chirayata, खेत चिरायता khet chirayataKannada: ಕಾಡು ಕೆಂಪು ಜೀರಿಗೆ kaadu kempu jeerigeMarathi: लुंटक luntakOriya: ଘୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ghumna
botanical names: Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce … synonyms: Erythraea meyeri Bunge • Erythraea roxburghii G.Don • Centaurium roxburghii (D.Don) Druce • Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) S.R.Rao & Hemadri • Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) Babu … Indian Gentianaceae – A Checklist © by Sunita Garg
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Photographed at Ahupe, Maharashtra on 18 JAN 2014


Oasis after a long drought.


This herb is known as ઝીણકું કરિયાતું [Jhinku Kariyatu] in Gujarati.

In Marathi, the Warli community of Vikramgad taluka refers to this plant as लंटक.


Thank you very much … this is a super help. Will incorporate the Gujarati name and the Marathi variant into my notes soon.


QUERY :: Erythraea roxburghii // Centaurium meyeri : 3 posts by 2 authors.

Please help me know about species of Centaurium distributed in northern Western Ghats.
Intent of query is to know whether Erythraea roxburghii G.Don and Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce are synonymous OR are distinct.
At The Plants List their entries are found separate as Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) S.R.Rao & Hemadri AND Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce RESPECTIVELY … each of the entries are at low confidence level.
If there is only one species distributed in northern Western Ghats – it would then be
Erythraea roxburghii G.Don as described in Cooke’s Flora of the Presidency of Bombay … synonym of Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) S.R.Rao & Hemadri.
Please validate.


Referring … Indian Gentianaceae – A Checklist by Sunita Garg
Would like to believe Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce to be the only species distributed in northern Western Ghats …synonyms: Erythraea meyeri Bunge • Erythraea roxburghii G.Don • Centaurium roxburghii (D.Don) Druce • Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) S.R.Rao & Hemadri • Centaurium centaurioides (Roxb.) Babu


Thanks, …, for digging up.

I have restructured efi page accordingly. Pl. have a look at Centaurium meyeri, Centaurium pulchellumCentaurium & sends your comments, if any.



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Gentianaceae Week: RVS1: Centaurium mairei : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Centaurium mairei from Bangalore, KA.
Please validate the id…


Thanks … for another niceupload.


I think you mean to say it as Centaurium meyeri (efi page). Pl. confirm.   


Both Tropicos and TPL use the spelling: Centaurium mairei Zeltner. An another record of Tropicos says C. pulchellum var. meyeri is the accepted name.
But, IPNI and Fl. Pakistan use C. meyeri (Bunge) Druce (note the difference in author names, too). According to Fl.Pak., this name is now a synonym of
Centaurium pulchellum var. meyeri (Bunge) Omer
So, I think we should use the latest combination:
Centaurium pulchellum var. meyeri (Bunge) Omer



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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Gentianaceae :: :Centaurium meyeri at Telbaila:: PKA2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

This herb was photographed at Village “Telbailla”, Lonavala region, Maharashtra. 
Common name: Luntak  
Bot. name: Centaurium meyeri (Erythrea Roxburghi 
Family:  Gentianaceae 
Annul herb, 5 –20cm high. Leaves opposite and seesile.Flower pink, star shaped 

Common in moist grasslands and fields.



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Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Name of species-  Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce
Common Name-  बारीक चिरायता
English Name- Pink Centaury
Family-  Gentianaceae
Description- Near fresh water pond in few number.Oppositely arranged stalkless leaves, 2-3 cm long, are oblong in shape. Flowers occur in dichotomous cymes with a flower in each fork. Flowers are 1-2 cm, star-shaped, pink in color, with 5 spreading petals. Five stamens protrude out of the flower. Capsule 8-10 mm.
Date- 16 April, 2016
Place- Gunshi (26.468306,75.93986), Tonk, Rajasthan


Thanks, …, for the beautiful posting.


beautiful. known in herbal world as miniature quinine, quinine weed is in danger in Europe. I think its also in danger in India, but not sure of  when was the survey done last.

regardless I hope these survive the climate change and human intrusion



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Seen this small herb in a field. Looks like some Centaurium sp. (Family: Gentianaceae).
Date/Time: 15-01-2013 / 02:00PM
Location: En route Siddhagad (Murbad region), Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild


Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce? http://www.plantarium.ru/page/view/item/43790.html


Centaurium – some‎ species in India & eFI with some keys


This must be Centaurium meyeri.



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Seen this small herb in a field. Looks like some Centaurium sp. (Family: Gentianaceae).
Date/Time: 15-01-2013 / 02:00PM
Location: En route Siddhagad (Murbad region), Maharashtra
Habitat: Wild


desert gentian?
ps although I dont know if there is a desert in maharashtra?

Appear as C.pulchellum!


it is Centaurium sps.


I think close to images at Centaurium pulchellum var. meyeri (Bunge) Omer as per keys herein.



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Centarium pulchellum var. meyeri—-for sharing and validation : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Not the best pictures but matches. Taken at Aamby valley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Dec.16.



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Centaurium pulchellum, alibaug: Centaurium pulchellum, syn C. meyeri alibaug
at my place in a paddy field

6 february 2013


Yes, a tiny beauty..



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08/03/09 at Amravati Maharashtra; For ID 080309 VR – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Fwd: Tiny herb for identification : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.

sending photos of a tiny herb for identification taken near a water logged place


This could be a species of Centaurium


Yes, I agree with …


May be Centaurium pulchellum var. meyeri (Bunge) Omer as per images & keys herein.

Small herb seen at a Dhavalya village near Pholadpur (Maharashtra).
Canscora sp??
Date/Time: 27-12-2013 / 09:15AM


Chironia gratissima ?


This is Centaurium meyeri from Gentianaceae.



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Canscora sp for ID–17012014-PKA-1 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).

Requesting ID for this Canscora sp. seen in a dry paddy field at Dhavale Village, (At the base of Mahabaleshwar) Maharashtra.
Plant Habit: small herb
Habitat: Wild.

Dt/Time: 27-12-2012 / 09:15AM


Why not Canscora diffusa. There are of course lot of confusions due to several closely related species.


Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce ? [earlier … Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce]


It is Cantaurium certainly not Canscora


Centaurium meyeri as per another thread


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Lonavala (Maharashtra) on 18 Jan 2009; 17 Jan, 2010  Time : 10 am- Lonavala dam, Maharashtra;
ID190109phk 1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Centaurium mayeri – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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2 images.
A very tiny herb.

Seen at Gangapur Grasslands.


Centaurium centurioides, Gentianaceae,



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References:
Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah Centaurium meyeri (Bunge) Druce (Syn: Erythraea meyeri Bunge; Erythraea roxburghii G.Don) (Details with an illustration)  

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