Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica (Griseb.) Kusn., Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 15: 403 1898. ;
 

Tufted herbs; stem 4-angular, angles narrowly winged. Leaves ovate, to 4 x 3 mm, estipulate, sessile, chartaceous, glabrous, 3-ribbed, midvein thickened, connate at base, base rounded, apex acute, mucronate, basal(rosette) leaves smaller than stem leaves. Cymes to 2 cm; bracts to 0.7 mm; peduncle to 1.5 cm. Flower(s) 1-3. Calyx-lobes 5, triangular, glabrous, keeled, mucronate, valvate. Corolla blue, 3.5 mm wide; tube 1.2 cm; lobes 5, suborbicular, to 2 x 2 mm, twisted, with folds in between. Stamens 5; filaments elliptically dilated in the middle. Ovary 1-celled; ovules many; stigma 2-fid, curved. Capsule oblong-truncate, to 4.5 x 2.5 mm, surmounted by persistent calyx-lobes; stalk longer than calyx-lobe; seeds numerous, ellipsoid-trigonous.

Flowering and fruiting: September-November
Grasslands
India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Java and China
Attributions-Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi)

 
 
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Gentiana quadrifaria Blume SN April 06 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.

Gentiana quadrifaria Blume, Fam Gentianaceae, small herb in grass land at Ooty area of Tamilnadu at an altitude of 1800m, near Pycara


As per Indian Gentianaceae: A checklist, we have only G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica occurring in S. India, all rest mostly G. pedicellata

Could it be G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica?


Efi page on Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica with images



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Requesting to please ID this small plant captured at the 9th Mile field near Pykara in Ooty in November 2013.
Could this be Gentiana quadrifaria recently posted by ..?


Yes you are correct …, it is Gentiana quadrifaria


Yes this is Gentiana quadrifaria 


As per Indian Gentianaceae: A checklist, we have only G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica occurring in S. India, all rest mostly G. pedicellata

Could it be G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica?


Efi page on Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica with images


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Gentianaceae week: Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).

Gentiana quadrifaria Blume var. zeylanica collected from Silent Valley during 2009


Beautiful gentian with all open corolla.


 
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ANSEPT62 Please identify this herb : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).  

Baba Budan Giri, Chikamagalur
14th September 2014


This is a Gentiana sp.


gentian likely


Thank you sir and thank you … is species identification possible? I have clear photos of leaves, stems, buds etc.


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This may be Gentiana quadrifaria Blume var. zeylanica (Griseb.) Kusnezov which is reported from flora Tamilnadu, I searched Hassan flora and Coorg flora. No Gentiana sp is reported. Really we should appreciate the enthusiasm and field concentration of …


Yes sir, Gamble’s description and distribution also points towards Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica.


 

 

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Attached are pictures of what was earlier identified on this forum as Gentiana quadrifaria. These flowers were captured on the 9th Mile Meadows on the way to Pykara, Ooty.
… has also posted similar flowers, may be these may be the same.
Requested to please validate the ID.
My earlier post regarding these flowers:

Gentiana quadrifaria I hope

G. pedicellata according to eFl of Pakistan. Any one having access to Flora of India may look up the latest name.


Thank you … for the validation.


As per Indian Gentianaceae: A checklist, we have only G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica occurring in S. India, all rest mostly G. pedicellata

Could it be G. quadrifaria var. zeylanica?


Efi page on Gentiana quadrifaria var. zeylanica with images


  

 
 

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