Annual herb up to 80 cm long, 4-angled; leaves linear-lanceolate, 3-7 cm long, 1-5 nerved; inflorescence paniculate, strict; flowers 4-merous; calyx lobes oblong-linear, nearly equalling corolla; corolla bluish-white to greenish with green or light purple veins or dots, lobes oblong, acute, up to 10 mm long, with green rounded gland at base of each lobe, slightly fimbriate; flaments 5-7 mm long; capsule 6-9 mm long.


Swertia sp. for Id from Morni Hills:
This beautiful plant was photographed from near Morni Town of the Haryana Siwaliks in October 2010. Only these pics are available with me. Hope to find the Identification.

I hope Swertia angustifolia
Please see my upload from Chakrata : efi thread

Thank you very much Sir..I will try to find this one again in next tour to Morni.

This one was shot in October 2010 from Morni Hills. Was identified as Swertia angustifolia … hope to get validating comments…


I am sharing these images from Morni Hills in Haryana Siwaliks..
This was identified as Swertia angustifolia
Please validate..

Another very good upload …

This species was recorded from Gori Valley area..
Please validate, I hope this is Swertia angustifolia…

Yes a widespread species in temperate Uttarakhand. Nice shot.


Swertia angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
I guess this is Swertia angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don. shot at Sallaghari, Nagarkot Nepal on 9 September 2016 at 5500 ft.

Wonderful images, …

Swertia angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 600 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Nepal
Altitude:  4500 ft.
Date: 21 September 2018
Habit : Wild


Swertia angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 9 very high res. images.

Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1553m.
Date: 16 August 2021
Habit : Wild


Swertia angustifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don: 4 very high res. images.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 24 September 2023
Elevation: 1340m. 
Habit: Wild

Nepali Name : भाले चिराइतो  Bhaale Chiraaito



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