Gentiana cephalodes Edgew.,  in Hook., J. B. 4: 637, t. 20 (sub G. baconi) (1845); in Tr. Linn. S. 20: 84 (1846) as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal;
1800-3000 m; Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), Assam, N. Burma as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal;


Gentiana capitata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 Mb each.

Location: Nagarkot,  Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 1888 m.
Habit : Wild

This is Gentiana cephaloides not G.capitata

how should I differentiate them? please tell me

Thank you … for correcting ID. In that case it will be a new entry to efi. By the way i did not find any image in the net for cross verification.
And also, ACFPN states as Gentiana cephalodes !

I recently published a paper entitled ” On the Occurance of Gentiana cephaloides (Gentianaceae) in Garhwal Himalaya” Please check it the attachment.
Attachments (1)- 20. Main text 158-161 (5).pdf- 692 kb.

Could you please check my other posts on G. capitata whenever free?

Sorry, correct spelling- G. cephalodes

Thank you for the paper but I am still no more informed. sorry. I need this in plain English so that non-botanist enthusiast like me (citizen botany liker) can understand the difference. can you do that ???

G. cephalodes is differentiated from G. capitata by long naked slender stem, bearing a capitate inflorescence, enveloped by 4-broadly elliptic, petiolate leaves, calyx lobes triangular, apex capitate and flowers from mid-summer to autumn

but that’s not plain English. that’s ok. I will get someone else to translate it for me.


Gentiana cephalodes.: 1+ 2 images.
it is not in
I want to add it
Gentiana cephalodes (Gentianaceae)

Any side view ?

2 images.


SK 3136 14 November 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1696m.
Date: 15 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Gentiana cephalodes Edgew. ??

Gentiana cephalodes correct identification…
For more clarity pls consult my article ” on the occurrence of G. Cephalodes in Garhwal Himayala”



Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  POWO  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  JSTOR (Specimen)  Bhutan Biodiversity Portal

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