Halenia elliptica D.Don, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 529 1837. (Syn: Swertia centrostemma Wall. (Unresolved); Swertia peloria Griff. (Unresolved));
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Spurred Gentian • Nepali: टिक्टा Tikta; 
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Annual herb up to 80 cm tall with erect 4-angled striate stems; basal leaves elliptic, spatulate to suborbicular 2-3 cm long on slightly flattened 1-2 cm long petiole; cauline leaves short petiolate or sessile, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, 5-veined; flowers blue to purple, on up to 4 cm long pedicel, tetramerous; calyx lobes elliptic to ovate; corolla campanulate, 1-2.5 cm long, with four basal spurs up to 15 mm long, corolla lobes ovate; capsule slightly exserted, many seeded.
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Halenia elliptica D. Don in Lond. Edinb. Philos. Mag. J. Sc. 8: 77. 1836.
Annual herb up to 80 cm tall with erect 4-angled striate stems; basal leaves elliptic, spatulate to suborbicular 2-3 cm long on slightly flattened 1-2 cm long petiole; cauline leaves short petiolate or sessile, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, 5-veined; flowers blue to purple, on up to 4 cm long pedicel, tetramerous; calyx lobes elliptic to ovate; corolla campanulate, 1-2.5 cm long, with four basal spurs up to 15 mm long, corolla lobes ovate; capsule slightly exserted, many seeded.
Photographed along Deovan Chakrata Road in September, 2011.

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This one is Halenia elliptica shot from Deoban Road, Chakrata in September 2011…


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VoF week: Halenia elliptica:
Name of species : Halenia elliptica

Family : Gentianaceae
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Hill slope
Date of click : 14th Aug`12
Location: After the first bridge cross, enroute to VoF (c apprx 2 Kmse from entrance gate) above 3400 Mtrs height.
Abundance : Not very common.

This plant is common in Chakrata Area.




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VoF Week: Halenia elliptica from Ghangriya:
Halenia elliptica from Ghangriya



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VOF Week: Halenia elliptica at VoF.:
Halenia elliptica from VoF.
Family: (Gentianaceae ).

Yes … Nice photographs.



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Halenia elliptica from Chakrata-2011:
This Gentian was captured from Budher caves road & Deoban road, Chakrata and was identified as Halenia sp. by Mr. Katku Ram, R.F.O., Chakrata, I suppose this can be Halenia elliptica D.Don. as reported by Collett in Flora Simlensis, 328. Please validate…


Yes … Very good photographs


Interesting ! Very peculiarly shaped flowers.


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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Gentianaceae-Halenia elliptica D. Don from Chakrata-GSJUL18: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Halenia elliptica D. Don in Lond. Edinb. Philos. Mag. J. Sc. 8: 77. 1836.
Annual herb up to 80 cm tall with erect 4-angled striate stems; basal leaves elliptic, spatulate to suborbicular 2-3 cm long on slightly flattened 1-2 cm long petiole; cauline leaves short petiolate or sessile, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 6 cm long, 5-veined; flowers blue to purple, on up to 4 cm long pedicel, tetramerous; calyx lobes elliptic to ovate; corolla campanulate, 1-2.5 cm long, with four basal spurs up to 15 mm long, corolla lobes ovate; capsule slightly exserted, many seeded.
Photographed along Deovan Chakrata Road in September, 2011.

Another nice set of photos. Thanks sir


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This spurred gentian is common in Chakrata area..
Halenia elliptica..

Great display …, as usual.


Bahuth accha hi …


Halenia elliptica from VoF.
Family: (Gentianaceae).


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Halenia elliptica ABAUG2017/13 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
On Saturday I decided to take a different route to reach Snowline by skirting Triund. It was a steep climb with poorly marked trail and thick undergrowth but I was hoping to find something new. This was the only species new to me and I found it at 3000m somewhere below Snowline. Please advise if I am making a mistake in identifying it.
Halenia elliptica
Below Snowline, Dharamshala, HP
3000m
05 August 2017



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Saw these near Ghangaria, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018. The flowers looked very beautiful.
IDed based on efi pics. Requested to kindly validate.

Correct ID.


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Tawang, ArunachalOct’09?; On way to Churdhar, Himachal Pradesh (ca 2000m): August 2010;

wildflowers of Tawang – indiantreepix | Google Groups
ID plz_281010_RKC_03 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


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Halenia elliptica D. Don: 7 very high res. images.

Location: Jumla, Nepal
Altitude:  2893m.
Date: 18 August 2021 

Habit : Wild 



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