Gentiana stipitata



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Gentiana stpitata Edgew. From Uttarakhand : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Gentiana stipitata Edgew. (Gentianaceae) is a less frequent prostrate alpine herb endemic to Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Nepal.
This species has large (2-2.5 cm across) flowers on prostrate annual branches arising from rootstocks. It is a late blooming species in alpine zones initiating its flowering only in September and later.
Also known to me from Tungnath, Kuari Pass and Kush Kalyani alpines of Uttarakhand.
Here photographed form the route to Vasudhara from Badrinath.
Excellent Catch ... My wish to accompany you on such a nice tour in near future.....
 
  
 
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