Gentiana hugelii




 
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Campanulaceae and Gentianaceae Week: Gentianacea-Gentiana carinata/coronata/hugelii:
This mail was originally meant for Botany colleague from Kashmir. I am sending it again with proper subject line.
This Gentiana which was flowering very commonly in Gulmarg and Khillenmarg in May perhaps needs some critical study and could belong to any of the three species characterised by fimbriate corolla and placed in a distinct genus Qaisera in Flora of Pakistan.
This plant has often been reported as Gentiana carinata, and as common in Gulmarg and Khillenmarg, even by Blatter, and perhaps confusion has been compounded by Flowers of Himalayas where it is identified as G. carinata.
Let us first look at the key in Flora of Pakistan


1Accessary lobes or plicae equal in size to the lobes, thus giving an impression of corolla being 10-partite
3 Qaisera coronata
+Accessary lobes or plicae not equal in size to the corolla lobes, corolla appears to be 5-partite
(2)




2 (1)Inflorescence laxly arranged few flowered cyme. Leaves lanceolate
1 Qaisera carinata
+Inflorescence densely cl ustered cyme. Leaves ovate
2 Qaisera hugelii

To me corolla lobes and plicae appear almost of the same size (or latter slightly shorter) and I would have gone for G. coronata but leaves come in the way as they should be lanceolate with acute tip whereas they are clearly obovate-spatulate in our specimens.

Assuming that plicae are shorter than lobes, then placing in G. carinata would face same problem of leaf shape, more so if we look at the following net images where plicae are distinctly smaller and flower much different.:

http://www.gentians.be/index.php?page=plant_portraits&pic=78

http://www.alpines.be/central-nepal/#!modal-window[gallery]/21/

Although following image has larger plicae

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~cet85270/02f177.html

If we accept that our plant has smaller plicae, then I hope G. hugelii is the perfect match with upper leaves obovate, closely placed, rounded at apex, recurved and slightly mucronate at apex, and distinctly carinate on lower side along midvein, and more so flowers are clustered.

May be you can have a better interpretation.


I think I should finally go for G. hugelii only


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Campanulaceae and Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae, Gentiana 04 from Paddar valley J&K:
Kindly confirm ID
Bot.name: Gentiana hugelii
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Altitude: 3000 meters asl
Date: 16th May 2012
Habit/habitat: Wild herb
Kindly have a look on below links
efi thread 2 
Looks same, but a few lateral shots showing leaves would have confirmed.

Gentiana carinata/coronata/hugelii:
I have for the present taken it as G. hugelii
 
 
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Gentianaceae sp. Photo taken at Gulmarg hills, Jun-13
Gentiana hugelii for me
 
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Campanulaceae and Gentianaceae Fortnight: Gentianacea-Gentiana carinata/coronata/hugelii from Kashmir-GSJUL05 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
I am repeating this mail of
This Gentiana which was flowering very commonly in Gulmarg and Khillenmarg in May perhaps needs some critical study and could belong to any of the three species characterised by fimbriate corolla and placed in a distinct genus Qaisera in Flora of Pakistan.
This plant has often been reported as Gentiana carinata, and as common in Gulmarg and Khillenmarg, even by Blatter, and perhaps confusion has been comounded by Flowers of Himalayas where it is identified as G. carinata.
Let us first look at the key in Flora of Pakistan




1Accessary lobes or plicae equal in size to the lobes, thus giving an impression of corolla being 10-partite
3 Qaisera coronata
+Accessary lobes or plicae not equal in size to the corolla lobes, corolla appears to be 5-partite
(2)




2 (1)Inflorescence laxly arranged few flowered cyme. Leaves lanceolate
1 Qaisera carinata
+Inflorescence densely cl ustered cyme. Leaves ovate
2 Qaisera hugelii

To me corolla lobes and plicae appear almost of the same size (or latter slightly shorter) and I would have gone for G. coronata but leaves come in the way as they should be lanceolate with acute tip whereas they are clearly obovate-spatulate in our specimens.

Assuming that plicae are shorter than lobes, then placing in G. carinata would face same problem of leaf shape, more so if we look at the following net images where plicae are distinctly smaller and flower much different.:

http://www.gentians.be/index.php?page=plant_portraits&pic=78

http://www.alpines.be/central-nepal/#!modal-window[gallery]/21/

Although following image has larger plicae

http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~cet85270/02f177.html

If we accept that our plant has smaller plicae, then I hope G. hugelii is the perfect match with upper leaves obovate, closely placed, rounded at apex, recurved and slightly mucronate at apex, and distinctly carinate on lower side along midvein, and more so flowers are clustered.

May be you can have a better interpretation.
This was subsequently posted as G. hugelii and is displayed on Flowers of India

http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Hugel's%20Gentian.html


Gentiana are difficult to identify. Revision of the family in Northwest Himalaya by Dr Sunita Agrawal (Garg) may be found useful. If someone has, it will help.
 
 
 
 
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