Branched herb; stem 4-angled, angles narrowly winged. Leaves lanceolate, 4 x 1.5 cm, estipulate, sessile, chartaceous, glabrous, 3-ribbed, base acute-cuneate, apex acutely acuminate. Panicles to 6 cm, axillary, also terminal; peduncles to 7 cm. Calyx-lobes 4, lanceolate, 5 mm, imbricate. Corolla white with blue or violetish spots distally on the lobes; tube 1.5 mm; lobes 4, broadly elliptic, obtuse, 9 x 4 mm, twisted; nectary basal, fimbriate at mouth and covered by a ciliate scale; glands orbicular, 1 mm wide. Stamens 4. Ovary 1-celled; ovules numerous, on parietal placentae; stigma 2-lobed.

Flowering and fruiting: October-May
Grasslands
South Asia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

 

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ANNOV10 Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)
Nelliyampathy, Kerala
6th November 2014


Absolutely fabulous


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Gentianaceae week: Swertia angustifolia : 6 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (1).

Swertia angustifolia collected from Nelliyampathy grasslands during November 2013.


Yes, it contains linear lanceolate leaves.


Beautiful picture of this tetramerous Swertia. Specific pattern of blue dots on petals (nectar guides). 


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Swertia angustifolia, Herbaceous plant about 1-2 ft high from Chakrata


Very nice …, same we had captured from Morni Hills…



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Swertia angustifolia Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 127. 1825   
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.  
Photographed from Chakrata Tiger Fall area at altitude of about 1500 m in September.


Swertia angustifolia Ham. ex D. Don from Chakrata Tiger fall area:  Swertia angustifolia Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 127. 1825  

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.
Photographed from Chakrata Tiger Fall area at altitude of about 1500 m in September.


Your Swertia collection is absolutely great. I respect your dedication.

I think it should be Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella (D. Don) Burkill as per keys at Flora of China


Swertia angustifolia Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nep. 127. 1825  
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. 

Photographed from Chakrata Tiger Fall area at altitude of about 1500 m in September.


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Nilgiris: herb for identification 081012MK01:

Please help me to identify this herb found in open grassland. Could this be Melastomaceae member?
Date: 07 Oct 2012
Place: Ebbanadu, nilgiris, TN
Alt: 1798m asl
Plant height about 10cm; leaf about 2.5cm long; flower up to 2cm across


Could be some Swertia sp.


This is Gentianaceae for sure.


I too think that this could be Swertia sp.


Kindly examine and identify this plant 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild,Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl. 

Date: 02-10-2014

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A Swertia sp…


I think it matches with Swertia angustifolia var pulchella. Kindly validate.

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