Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Cl., Fl. Brit. India 4(10): 125 1883. (syn: Agathotes nervosa Wall. ex G. Don; Ophelia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) Griseb.; Swertia cavaleriei H. Lév.; Swertia nervosa Wall. (ambiguous synonym));
Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, India, Nepal, China (SE-Gansu, Guangxi, Guizhou, SW-Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet as per Catalogue of Life;

Location: Chalnakhel, Nepal
Altitude:  5000 ft.
Date: 12 November 2016 
Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Cl. (accepted name)
Nepali Names: कालो चिराइतो Kaalo Chiraaito / औलो घाँस Aulo Ghaas / तिते Tite

Thanks, … Appears close as per images at


Herb from NE India for Id:
Gentianaceae family Herb from NE India. No other information available.

It may be Swertia chirata of Gentianaceae.

To me appears close to images at Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Cl.

He thought it to be a new species! Unfortunately nothing can be done now because most of his collections are lying without any label due to his premature demise.

I guess very much close to S. nervosa!

Actually this photo was taken by me from Blue Mountain NP, Mizoram, and I was unable to identify this. Then I sent to MK Pathak Sir. But it was unknown to me that he sent it to you for id. After that he passed away.
Anyway I kept it as Swertia nervosa only.

Thanks, …, Can anyone tell what are the species of Swertia listed in Mizoram?

Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella, S.cordata, S.nervosa, S.paniculata are recorded in Mizoram

Thanks a lot, … Hi, …, Do you have an image showing the lower parts?

One lower leaf is visible matching to S. nervosa!

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