Swertia paniculata

 
Annual herb up to 80 cm tall, 4-angled; leaves narrowly ovate to linear-oblong, 1.5-4 cm long; inf. paniculate; flowers pentamerous; calyx lobes narrowly ovate, 4-9 mm long; corolla bluish-white or greenish-yellow with purple band and spots above the gland, lobes ovate; gland single per lobe; filaments dilated in middle or gradually dilated towards base; capsule 6-10 mm long.   
  


 
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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Gentianaceae-Swertia paniculata Wall. from Chakrata: Swertia paniculata Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 3: t. 205. 1832. Annual herb up to 80 cm tall, 4-angled; leaves narrowly ovate to linear-oblong, 1.5-4 cm long; inf. paniculate; flowers pentamerous; calyx lobes narrowly ovate, 4-9 mm long; corolla bluish-white or greenish-yellow with purple band and spots above the gland, lobes ovate; gland single per lobe; filaments dilated in middle or gradually dilated towards base; capsule 6-10 mm long.
Very common in Chakrata area, photographed from Budher caves road, Deovan road and Mussoorie Chakrata road in September


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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Week: Swertia from Chakrata Sept. 2011:  This was among one of the finds of our Chakrata trip of September 2011..hope to get the specific id...
Swertia paniculata, pl see my post


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Swertia paniculata from way to Chadvic falls Shimla


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Swertia paniculata Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 3: t. 205. 1832.  
Annual herb up to 80 cm tall, 4-angled; leaves narrowly ovate to linear-oblong, 1.5-4 cm long; inf. paniculate; flowers pentamerous; calyx lobes narrowly ovate, 4-9 mm long; corolla bluish-white or greenish-yellow with purple band and spots above the gland, lobes ovate; gland single per lobe; filaments dilated in middle or gradually dilated towards base; capsule 6-10 mm long. 
Very common in Chakrata area, photographed from Budher caves road, Deovan road and Mussoorie Chakrata road in September
Thanks for this upload Sir, not only in Chakrata, perhaps this is the commonest Swertia in western Himalayas..

This Gentian was recorded from various places in Western Himalayas namely Chakrata, Mussoorie, Manali as well as Gori Valley..
Present pics are being shared from near Mussoorie...
Swertia paniculata

Another very well illustrated upload.


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Campanulaceae & Gentianaceae Fortnight: Swertia paniculata from Himachal : GSG-21 : 3 posts by 3 authors.
Swertia paniculata from Himachal.
Another very good upload ... 


 
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Swertia paniculata -- en-route Rolla - GHNP - PKA82 : 3 posts by  authors. Attachments (5).
Seen this Swertia sp. en-route Rolla at GHNP at an altitude of approx. 2000m.
Bot. name: Swertia paniculata
Family: Gentianaceae 
Swertia paniculata
Very nice, ...
 

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ANDEC62 Swertia paniculata : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
November 2014

 
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Swertia paniculata ABSEP2016/46 : 6 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
Another Swertia for me, the fourth species, but still a lot more to find. Please validate.
Swertia paniculataPanicled Swertia
Near Gallu Temple, Above Mcleodganj, HP 2000m approx. 25 September 2016
Yes the commonest of all, very beautiful!!
Thank you ... So far I have seen only three plants but hopefully I will keep discovering them. The most common here so far is the S. ciliata with dozens of plants from 2000m and above.
Swertia paniculata is an accepted name within 'The Plant List'.
I have only just realised that 'The Plant List' is very useful, with links to herbarium specimens at Kew (if there are any digitised) and images.
From there are links to Kew herbarium but the resolution is low, so one can only gain any overall impression of the plants habit from this:
The only descriptions I have of this species are in 'Flora Simlensis' (which you probably have a copy of) and can access it within 'Flora of
British India' (but I do not use this much).
The Kew specimens - only checked the Blinkworth one from India (no location given).
Stewart lists the species from N.Pakistan & Kashmir from 1000-2700m.
You may well know Alok's Blog (from not that far away from you).
of S.paniculata - assuming his identification is correct?
I am not an expert on Swertia, not having inspected them closely before, so cannot comment further at this stage.

Thank you ... What I know about S. paniculata is that the purple ring at the corolla base is broken (continuous in S. ciliata) apart from the shape of nectaries etc. To me the flower in … blog look like Sweria ciliata.
 
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SK 2331 20 December 2019 : 11 posts by 2 authors. 8 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 24 October 2019
Elevation: 2039m.
Habitat: Wild
Swertia ciliata (G.Don) B.L.Burtt ?? 

I think more closer to images at Swertia paniculata Wall. rather than those at Swertia ciliata (D. Don ex G. Don) B.L. Burtt 

Yes ...! Nepali Names : तिते Tite / चिराइतो Chiraaito 
 


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