Gentiana leucomelaena Maximowicz ex Kusnezow, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 34: 505. 1892. (Syn: Gentiana humilis Steven var. evolutior C. B. Clarke; G. leucomelaena var. alba Kusnezow; G. leucomelaena var. pusilla Krylov.);
Common name: Blue-Dotted Gentian
Please help with the ID
Could be Gentiana leucomelaena
Gentiana stipitata ?
This should be Gentiana leucomelaena, as … says. Compare with the pic, for instance.
I have slight doubts, though I may be wrong. Please check the leaves
I think the corolla of G. stipitata Edgew. (considered as synonym of G. cachemerica Dcne.) is longer tubular with small entire plicae.
G. leucomelaena Maxim. (syn: G. humilis Steven var. evolutior C. B. Clarke) has smaller flowers with grey shade and bluish dots, the plicae larger and irregularly lacinate as can be seen in above photographs.
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I am uploading a few Gentiana species from Ladakh in my Herbarium record with the hope that It motivates … and … to shed their hesitation and participate in exploration trip to Ladakh any time between July 15 to August 15, in 2015 (As I would be in USA up to end of September this year). I assure them, and others who join, you will find a real treasure of plants there. I have herbarium specimens of these plants, and waiting to get live photographs.
Gentiana leucomalaena Maxim.
syn: Criminalis leucomelaena (Maxim) Zuyev; G. aquatica Clarke (non L.)
A delicate herb branched from base, each branch terminating into a flower; basal leaves, basal leaves ovate-obovate, acuminate; cauline opposite with united bases, oblanceolate, acuminate; calyx 1/3 as long as corolla; corolla blue or white, 6-10 mm long, lobes obovate-ovate, dark blue spots in throat, plicae laciniate; capsule oblanceolate, long stalked.
Photographed from Sanku, Suru Valley Ladakh on 21-7-1971