Swertia corymbosa (Griseb.) Wight ex Clarke, Gen. Sp. Gent. 317 1839 ;

SWER-tee-uh — named for Emanual Sweert, Dutch botanist, artist and author … Dave’s Botanary
kor-rim-BOW-suh — full of corymbs (flat topped flower heads) … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: corymbose swertiaKannada: ಕಿರಾತಕಡ್ಡಿ kirathakaddi, ನೆಲಬೇವು nelabevuMalayalam: അവൽപ്പൂവ് avalpoovuSanskrit: किराततिक्त kiratatiktaTulu: ನೆಲಬೇವು nelabevu

 

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Nilgiris: Plant for identification 011212MK03: Please help me in identification of this herb found among the grasslands of high altitude Nilgiris. Is this any Gentianaceae?
Leaf: 3 cm long:
Flower: 1 cm across
Date: 24 Oct 2012
Place: Mukruthi NP, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 3565 m asl


Could it be Swertia species?


it looks like Swertia corymbosa


Many thanks … ,
This plant can be confirmed as Swertia corymbosa (Griseb.) Wight ex C.B. Clarke of Gentianaceae. The main reason being presence of a single nectary at the base of each petal along with sessile leaves. Still this has two varieties, I do not know which one.

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Campanulaceae and Gentianaceae Fortnight: July 1 to 14 SN 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Swertia corymbosa Wight ex Griseb.
Wild erect herb from Vellingiri hills, Coimbatore Tamilnadu


 

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Gentianaceae: Swertia corymbosa : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).  

Swertia corymbosa (Griseb.) Wight ex Clarke collected from Anginda hills of Silent Valley during September 2008.


Very beautiful bunch of flowers.. thanks … for showing..


 

 

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Kemmangundi Karnataka
Date: 13 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1488 – 1513 m (4882 – 4962 ft) asl
Swertia ¿ corymbosa ? … (family: Gentianaceae)
Dear friends,
Please help with / validate the ID. 


Appears close to images at Swertia corymbosa


 

 

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Baba Budangiri Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1733 – 1895 m ( 5686 – 6217 ft) asl
Swertia ¿ corymbosa ? … (family: Gentianaceae) 
Dear friends,
Please validate whether Swertia corymbosa. Hopefully, can be recognized from the photos.
This plant must be same as one seen at Kemmangundi.


I think matches with images at Swertia corymbosa


Yes …, I too think it matches well, Thanks very much for your thoughts. I am going ahead to label it with this name.


 

 

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via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Swertia corymbosa (Griseb.) C.B.Clarke … family: Gentianaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
SWER-tee-uh — named for Emanual Sweert, Dutch botanist, artist and authorDave’s Botanary
kor-rim-BOW-suh — full of corymbs (flat topped flower heads)Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: corymbose swertiaKannada: ಕಿರಾತಕಡ್ಡಿ kirathakaddi, ನೆಲಬೇವು nelabevuMalayalam: അവൽപ്പൂവ് avalpoovuSanskrit: किराततिक्त kiratatiktaTulu: ನೆಲಬೇವು nelabevu
botanical names: Swertia corymbosa Wight ex Griseb. … synonyms: Ophelia corymbosa Griseb. … A taxonomic revision of Swertia L. (Gentianaceae) in South India 
November 14, 2016 … Baba Budangiri, Chikamagalur 


A great catch & beautiful photograph. I have seen this plant in Baba Budangiri but could not photograph


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