166. Gentiana curvianthera T. N. Ho, Acta Biol. Plateau Sin. 3(3): 25. 1984.
弯药龙胆 wan yao long dan
Annuals 5-6 cm tall. Stems ascending to erect, branched from base, glabrous. Basal leaves withered at anthesis; petiole 0.5-1.5 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 5-8 × 3-4.5 mm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, margin cartilaginous and ciliolate, apex acuminate and caudate, midvein prominent. Stem leaves folded; petiole tube 1-2 mm; leaf blade linear-lanceolate, 5-7 × 1.5-2 mm, longer toward apex, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, margin narrowly membranous and ciliolate, apex acuminate and caudate, midvein abaxially prominent. Flowers few. Pedicel 3-4 mm, surrounded by leaves, glabrous. Calyx narrowly obconic, 7-9 mm; lobes linear-lanceolate, 4-5 mm, margin narrowly membranous and smooth, apex acuminate and apiculate, midvein prominent. Corolla purple, with blue-gray stripes, obconic, 1.2-1.3 cm; lobes ovate, 2-2.5 mm, margin entire, apex obtuse; plicae ovate-elliptic, 1-1.2 mm, margin denticulate, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted just below middle of corolla tube, equal; filaments 3-4 mm; anthers curved, subreniform, ca. 1 mm. Style 1-1.5 mm; stigma lobes linear. Capsules narrowly obovoid, 5-6 mm; gynophore to 1.7 cm. Seeds light brown, ellipsoid, 1-1.3 mm. Fl. and fr. Sep.
* Alpine meadows; ca. 4200 m. W Sichuan.