Jaeschkea canaliculata (Royle ex G. Don) Knobl., Bot. Centralbl. 60: 387 1894. (syn: Ericala canaliculata Steud.; Gentiana canaliculata Royle ex G.Don; Gentiana moorcroftiana Griseb.; Jaeschkea canaliculata (Royle ex D. Don) T.N. Ho (ambiguous synonym); Jaeschkea latisepala C.B. Clarke);
SW-Tibet, W-Tibet, Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir), Pakistan (Hazara) as per Catalogue of Life;
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Please help with ID, small herb clicked from Kashmir University Campus, July 11, 2013
Nothing comes to mind. Cannot justify time attempting to name it. Hopefully someone else will immediately recognise it.
I thought its a Gentianaceae may be Swertia or Gentiana. Just a bad guess.
May be Jaeschkea oligosperma (https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Narrow-Sepal%20Jaeschkea.html)
Jaeschkea species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Nothing comes to mind, as was the case when I took a quick look when posted previously.
I cannot justify spending any more time with this, especially as there were only 3, not particularly good images. There are SO MANY genera awaiting my attention.
As for the suggestion of Jaeschkea oligosperma, the images do not readily match the single photo in ‘Flowers of the Himalaya’.
Furthermore, assuming it is “growing wild” rather than being cultivated or escaped from cultivation on the Kashmir University Campus, the altitude does not tally either – neither of the two Jaeschkeas known from Kashmir have only been recorded at higher elevations.
Jaeschkea canaliculata (Royle ex G. Don) Knobl. as per another thread.
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Please help with the ID of this herb clicked from Kashmir University Botanical Garden on July 11, 2013
Thanks, …, I think it was tentatively identified earlier. But I am not sure. Pl. check.
Thanks Garg ji
On feedback from …, and further scrutiny I am convinced that my plant is Jaeschkea canaliculata (D.Don) Knobloch in Bot. Centralbl. 60: 387. 1894 (syn: J. latisepala Clarke). The species is distinct in broadly ovate calyx lobes and more important upper leaves below inflorescence bractiform. The flowers may be 4-5 merous (4-lobed corolla is seen in my photographs).
This also prompts to have a look at specimens of J. oligosperma on our website and on Flowers of India, especially in light of following image