Swertia alata C.B. Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4(10): 125 1883. (syn: Agathotes alata D.Don ex G.Don; Ophelia alata (D. Don) Griseb.);
Pakistan to Himalaya; East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya as per POWO;

 
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Swertia -1 from Kalatope for id al210911: Today I am posting two Swertia sp. observations from Kalatope Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 2 feet
In this one the white part near the nectaries is like eyelashes and the flowers are 1.2 cms across

4 petals, single fringed gland suggests Swertia alata, but leaves seem to be narrower.


The leaves of this one at the base are 4 cms long and 3 cms wide.. Does that fit the description of S. alata


I think that should be alright. They are usually ovate-cordate, 3-7 nerved.


THis one should be Swertia angustifolia, which has narrower leaves and darker dots on corolla.


I think Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Cl. as per images herein.


It should be Swertia alata as per GBIFSpecimen, FOI, IIIM


Swertia angustifolia (I had actually identified it as S. alata, as per images in efloraofindia, but has revised the identification in view of posts in the current episode) from Himachal [Shimla; 2000 m asl]


I think Swertia nervosa (Wall. ex G. Don) C. B. Cl. as per images herein.


It should be Swertia alata as per GBIFSpecimen, FOI, IIIM 


 

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Rajouri Jammu and Kashmir

06/10/2020.


Looks like Dendrobium gracilicaule


Looks like Prosthechea sp


Two different species? First looks like Swertia nervosa


It’s not monocot plant, Dicot only, Gentianaceae member, Swertia,

I agree with …


Thank you so much sir for Ur kind responses and yes it’s Swertia alata or nervosa according to Ur and other sources responses …


Yes, it should be Swertia alata as per GBIFSpecimen, FOI, IIIM 


 

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