Swertia minor

Swertia minor (Griseb.) Knobl., Botanisches Centralblatt 40: 394. 1894. (syn. Ophelia minor Griseb., Pleurogyna minor (Griseb.) Benth.)

SWER-tee-uh -- named for Emanual Sweert, Dutch botanist, artist and author
MY-nor -- smaller, lesser
... Dave's Botanary

commonly known as: lesser swertia • Kannada: ಕಿರಾತ ತಿಕ್ತ kiraatha thiktha • Marathi: लहान चिरायत lahan chirayat

¿ Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India) ?


Low herb; stem subterete, faintly winged. Leaves ovate, rarely obovate, 0.6-1.8 x 0.3-1.2 cm, estipulate, 3-ribbed, stem-clasping, midrib faintly winged below, base obtuse, apex acute. Cymes to 2 cm, to 3-flowered; peduncles to 1.5 cm. Calyx-lobes 4, elliptic, 5 x 2 mm, glabrous, apiculate. Corolla rose; tube 1 mm; lobes 4, elliptic-oblong, 0.6 x 0.2 cm, twisted; nectaries 2 per lobe, basal, oblong, 3 mm wide. Stamens 4; filaments narrowly winged. Ovary 1-celled; ovules numerous, on parietal placentae; stigma sessile, 2-lobed. 
Flowering and fruiting: August-September 
Wet areas in grasslands
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Swertia minor (Griseb.) Knobl.) 


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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae :: Swertia minor at Prabalgad and Kulang Fort: Sharing few photographs of Swertia minor from Prabalgad and Kulang Fort.
Family: Gentianaceae.


 
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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae :: Swertia minor at Panchagani: Swertia minor (Griseb.) Knobl.SWER-tee-uh -- named for Emanual Sweert, Dutch botanist, artist and author
MY-nor -- smaller, lesser 
  ... Dave's Botanary
Aug 26, 2010 ... at Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra
commonly known as: lesser swertia • Kannada: ಕಿರಾತ ತಿಕ್ತ kiraatha thiktha • Marathi: लहान चिरायत lahan chirayat
¿ Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India) ?
References: Flowers of IndiaFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Aug 26, 2010 ... at Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra 
... more views on flickr.
 
 
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Kaas Week : Swertia minor:   Aug., 2009
Good ..., you posted an unusual plant.


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Kas week: Swertia sp.1 SMP:  Observed this Swertia species flowering on Kas 2 years back in Sep. I think it is Swertia minor. Pl Validate.
Flower size may be upto 5 mm


 
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Exacum lawii : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Validate Please
At Kusur platue
16 Aug,2013

Could this be Swertia minor??
Agree with ... This is Swertia minor.
 
 
Gentinaceae week: Swertia minor
3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).  
Swertia minor, collected from Vellingiri hills of Tamil Nadu during 2011. Sorry for the less quality of picture.


 
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Swertia minor : 7 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1).
Good shot ...
 
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Swertia minor from Prabalgad and Kulang Fort.
Family: Gentianaceae.
So nice.
 
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Kannada name for Swertia minor: Please validate this name : ಕಿರಾತ ತಿಕ್ತ kiraatha thiktha for Swertia minor.
Reference: ENVIS -
FRLHT<http://envis.frlht.org/plant_details.php?disp_id=4869&parname=0

I understand that the name is one word "Kiratatikta' in kannada.
While writing in kannada you may join the two words (ಕಿರಾತತಿಕ್ತ), it makes up.  

 
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Tamhini ghat near Pune, MH :: Swertia minor :: ARK2019-90 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
This was seen by on a small plateau by the roadside near Tamhini ghat near Pune, MH in Aug 2019.
This is Swertia minor.

 
 
 
References:

Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  Flowers of India (syn. Ophelia minor, Pleurogyna minor)  Tropicos

India Biodiversity Portal (Swertia minor (Griseb.) Knobl. syn. Ophelia minor, Pleurogyna minor

Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006- Swertia minor (Griseb.) Knobl. syn. Ophelia minor Griseb., Pleurogyna minor (Griseb.) Benth.) 

Indian Gentianaceae: A Check-list By Sunita Garg

The Plant List (Swertia minor Knobl.- Unresolved)  Flickr: Search Vivek Kale's photostream

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