Swertia ciliata (D. Don ex G. Don) B.L. Burtt, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 26(3): 272 272 1965. (Syn: Ophelia ciliata D. Don ex G. Don; Ophelia purpurascens Wall. ex D. Don);
 
Annual herb up to 90 cm tall, 4-angled; Leaves opposite, narrowly-ovate, 2-6 cm long; flowers in paniculate many-flowered infl; calyx lobes 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovate; corolla bluish-white with purple band near base above gland; gland one per lobe; filaments flattened, connate at base, staminal tube 2 mm long; capsule 8-14 mm long. 


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VOF Week: Swertia ciliata from Ghanghariya:  This little beauty was found near helipad in Ghanghariya..really
deserves a mention..Swertia ciliata (Gentianaceae)

 

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VoF Week : Swertia ciliata from Ghangriya near helipad: Swertia ciliata from Ghangriya near helipad

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Swertia  Wall. from Chakrata:  This lovely looking plant was photographed from the wild on Deoban-Chakrata road in September 2011
This one is Swertia paniculata Wall. Pl. Asia. Rar. 205, 1832; Fl. Simlensis, 326; Ophelia paniculata D. Don., Philos. Mag.J. 1836; Swertia dilatata C.B. Clarke, F.B.I. 4: 122,1883.


It is not Swertia paniculata It is Swertia ciliata

Rectification of mistake, this is how one remembers for long.


This is I think Swertia paniculata Wall. Thanks to …

All the species of Swertia are a treat to eyes. This one was captured from Deoban-Chakrata road in September 2011 


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Swertia -2 from Kalatope – al210911:  Another Swertia for you…
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 18 inches

Flower 1.2 cm across

Swertia speciosa?

I am not very sure


I hope Swertia paniculata


Agreed Sir


Now I have studied my Swertia specimens and find this to be Swertia ciliata

Swertia paniculata is different species


 

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This Swertia was shot from Budher caves, hopefully this is Swertia ciliata
Your suggestions please..


Yes Swertia ciliata


Wow, another great pics…

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Swertia ciliata (G. Don) B.L. Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 26:272. 1965

syn: Ophelia ciliata G. Don ; Swertia pedicellata Banerji; Swertia purpurascens Wall. ex Clarke
Annual herb up to 90 cm tall, 4-angled; Leaves opposite, narrowly-ovate, 2-6 cm long; flowers in paniculate many-flowered infl; calyx lobes 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovate; corolla bluish-white with purple band near base above gland; gland one per lobe; filaments flattened, connate at base, staminal tube 2 mm long; capsule 8-14 mm long. 

Common in Chakrata area, photographed along Budher Caves road and Deovan road in September 


Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae-Swertia ciliata (G. Don) B.L. Burtt from Chakrata: Swertia ciliata (G. Don) B.L. Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 26:272. 1965

syn: Ophelia ciliata G. Don ; Swertia pedicellata Banerji; Swertia purpurascens Wall. ex Clarke 
Annual herb up to 90 cm tall, 4-angled; Leaves opposite, narrowly-ovate, 2-6 cm long; flowers in paniculate many-flowered infl; calyx lobes 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovate; corolla bluish-white with purple band near base above gland; gland one per lobe; filaments flattened, connate at base, staminal tube 2 mm long; capsule 8-14 mm long. 
Common in Chakrata area, photographed along Budher Caves road and Deovan road in September


 

Swertia ciliata (G. Don) B.L. Burtt from Chakrata:  Swertia ciliata (G. Don) B.L. Burtt in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 26:272. 1965

syn: Ophelia ciliata G. Don ; Swertia pedicellata Banerji; Swertia purpurascens Wall. ex Clarke
Annual herb up to 90 cm tall, 4-angled; Leaves opposite, narrowly-ovate, 2-6 cm long; flowers in paniculate many-flowered infl; calyx lobes 3-5 mm long, narrowly ovate; corolla bluish-white with purple band near base above gland; gland one per lobe; filaments flattened, connate at base, staminal tube 2 mm long; capsule 8-14 mm long.
Common in Chakrata area, photographed along Budher Caves road and Deovan road in September

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This one was recorded from Chakrata, near Budher caves..
Swertia ciliata…


Very good ones …


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Swertia ciliata from Himachal [Dist. Mandi; 1600 m asl]


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Swertia ciliata — en-route Shilt – GHNP – PKA83 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).  

Seen this Swertia sp. en-route Shilt at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 3000m.
Bot. name: Swertia ciliata
Family: Gentianaceae 


Fine pics …


 

 

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Swertia paniculata? ABAUG2016/16 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 4 images.
I found two plants of this swertia, one at about 2600m another just near the top at 2850m approx. Could this be Swertia paniculata?
Swertia paniculata?
On Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2600 and 2850m approx.
31 July 2016 


I think yes, nice photographs.


To me it seems to be Swertia ciliata


Thank you … for correcting me. It does look like S. ciliata.


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Swertia ciliata AT MAR 2017/19 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Swertia ciliata
Syn. Swerta purpurascens, Ophelia ciliata
Shimla
August 2016

 

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Swertia ciliata ATDEC2017/04 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Swertia ciliata
Hatoo, Narkanda (Shimla)
3400m
October 2017

 

 

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Swertia ciliata :: Mana, Uttarakhand :: Aug 2018 :: ARKOCT-27 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Saw this solitary plant in the Mana village, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.
IDed as Swertia ciliata based on efi pics. Kindly validate.


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SK 2293 14 November 2019 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) -2, 2 & 3 mb.

Location: Chisapani, Kathmandu
Date: 01 October  2019
Elevation: 2176 m.

Habit : Wild 

Swertia paniculata Wall. ?? 


Attachments (2) – 2 & 4 mb.


Attachments (2) – 3 & 4 mb.


I think this is close to Swertia ciliata and not Swertia paniculata as per comparative images at Swertia


Thank you …!
Nepali Name : कालो चिराइतो  Kaalo Chiraaito 


 
 
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