Swertia raveendrae Shahina & Nampy, Phytotaxa 195: 44 (2015);
India (Karnataka) as per POWO;
Common name: Raveendra’s Swertia

Baba Budangiri Karnataka
Date: 14 NOV 2016 … Altitude: ~ 1733 – 1895 m ( 5686 – 6217 ft) asl
Swertia ¿ corymbosa ? … (family: Gentianaceae)

Dear friends,
Please validate whether Swertia corymbosa. Hopefully, can be recognized from the photos.
This plant must be same as one seen at Kemmangundi.

I think matches with images at Swertia corymbosa

Yes …, I too think it matches well, Thanks very much for your thoughts. I am going ahead to label it with this name.

This observation is of Swertia raveendrae Shahina & Nampy
Kai-Philipp Schablewski has corrected the ID at iNaturalist.
Quoting Kai-Philipp Schablewski’s comment:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279320611_ A_taxonomic_revision_of_Swertia_L_Gentianaceae_in_South_India _with_one_new_species_and_seven_lectotypifications
Swertia raveendrae is currently known only from a single population in an unprotected area. It shows local abundance with a maximum of 35 plants in the population.”






POWO  Catalogue of Life  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  Flowers of India   iNaturalist
A taxonomic revision of Swertia L. (Gentianaceae) in South India, with one new species and seven lectotypifications– January 2015, Phytotaxa 195(1):31-52