Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce, Fl. Berkshire 342. 1898 (“1897”) (Syn: (≡) Gentiana pulchella Sw. (basionym)) as per GRIN;
 
Small annual herb, branched from base with several stems; basal leaves lanceolate or elliptic, acute; cauline leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 25 mm long, acute to acuminate, entire; flowers pink, 8-14 mm long, many in biparous cymes; pedicel 2-3 mm long; calyx tubular with linear 5-8 mm long lobes; corolla tubular, tubue 6-10 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 mm long; capsule oblong, hidden in calyx.
    
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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Centaurium pulchellum from Morni, Haryana: Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce, Fl. Berks. 342. 1897
syn: Erythraea ramosissima (Vill.) Pers.; Gentiana pulchella Sw.; Gentiana ramosissima Vill. 

Usually a small annual herb with branches mostly from base or middle; leaves ellptic lanceolate up to 2.5 cm long, up to 1 cm broad, entire; flowers in dichasial cymes, pink; calyx tubular; corolla tubular, tube longer than
lobes, lobes ovate-lanceolate obtuse; capsule oblong, included in the calyx. A plant of mostly moist meadows.
Photographed from Chandrawal Resort, Morni, Haryana on April  9, 2011. 

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Yet another small herb found in the same uncultivated land.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : small wild herb bearing very small pink flower, about one foot, uncultivated land
Date : 17-04-12, 9.20 a.m.
Place : Hooghly, WB



It doesn’t look like Talinum fruticosum. This might be a plant that belong to the family Gentianaceae 


This can be Centaurium pulchellum I think…


My images very well match with those of available at – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Centaurium_pulchellum


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This one is Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Krause, Sturm. Fl. Deutsch 10: 14, 1903
An erect, small, glabrous, leafy herb. Leaves sessile, decussate, ascending, short-pointed, oblong. Flowers rosy, sometimes dull-white, in axillary and terminal clusters. Calyx tubular, sepals 5, lanceolate or linear. Petals 5, spreading, tube very short. Stamens 5, near the mouth of the corolla-tube. Capsule oblong, as long as or longer than the calyx, many-seeded. Seeds black.
Was shot from Yamuna river bank Panipat Distrit (Haryana), in April 2012

Yes … I also have from Morni trip


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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae-Centaurium pulchellum from Morni hills: Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce, Fl. Berks. 342. 1897.

Syn: Erythraea ramosissima (Vill.) Pers.; Gentiana pulchella Sw.
Small annual herb, branched from base with several stems; basal leaves lanceolate or elliptic, acute; cauline leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 25 mm long, acute to acuminate, entire; flowers pink, 8-14 mm long, many in biparous cymes; pedicel 2-3 mm long; calyx tubular with linear 5-8 mm long lobes; corolla tubular, tubue 6-10 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 mm long; capsule oblong, hidden in calyx.
Photographed from Morni hills


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I have only one plant for this month’s family week…. :‘-(Species : Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce
Habit & Habitat : small herb in uncultivated land
Date : 17/3/12, 9.24 A.M.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly)
ID help :

 

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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Gentianaceae-Centaurium pulchellum from Morni hills-GSJUL04: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3). Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce, Fl. Berks. 342. 1897. 

Syn: Erythraea ramosissima (Vill.) Pers.Gentiana pulchella Sw.
Small annual herb, branched from base with several stems; basal leaves lanceolate or elliptic, acute; cauline leaves elliptic-lanceolate, up to 25 mm long, acute to acuminate, entire; flowers pink, 8-14 mm long, many in biparous cymes; pedicel 2-3 mm long; calyx tubular with linear 5-8 mm long lobes; corolla tubular, tubue 6-10 mm long, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 mm long; capsule oblong, hidden in calyx.
Photographed from Morni hills 


This herb with lovely pink flowers was recoded from yamuna river bank in Panipat..
Centaurium pulchellum….


Yes … Very good photographs.


This species probably have variation in colour of flowers from almost white to pink. Common here also but produce lightest pink flowers here in Pantnagar.


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Plant Id Kashmir : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Pls help in ID of this caryophyllaceae plant. Grows at dry sites .. 1600 m altitude.
Any Gypsophila/ Silene ….


Not Caryophyllaceae!
Gentianaceae– some Canscora sp. I hope.


I thought Centaurium pulchellum.


Yes, should be C. pulchellum..


  

 
References:
GRIN  Flora of China (Centaurium pulchellum (Swartz) Druce)
Indian Gentianaceae: A Check-list By Sunita Garg (Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce syn: Erythraea ramosissima  var. pulchella (Sw.) Griseb.; Gentiana pulchella Sw.; Centaurium ramosissima (Pers.) Druce) 

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