ID request unknown gentianaceae : 7 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
Baijibara; central nepal 3600m
next to footpath; non cultivated Plant
Height; ca 25 cm
Pink/purple flower with 5 petals
Flowering period: October
I look at Swertia, but could not find a candidate, or is it somewhat totally different?
Swertia dilatata ??
Looks different from Swertia paniculata Wall. (syn: Swertia dilatata C.B. Clarke)
I find it more closer to Swertia ciliata (D. Don ex G. Don) B.L. Burtt as per comparative images at Swertia
But I am not sure.
I guess on the base of petals two dots looks distinct as in S. paniculata not like S. ciliata.
But image is not clear enough!
it’s a pity, I have no other photos