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2. Gentiana Sect. Cruciata Gaudin, Fl. Helv. 2: 269. 1828.

秦艽组 qin jiao zu

Description from Flora of China

Perennials. Roots fleshy, usually several contiguous and twisted into a cylindric stout structure. Stems branching monopodially; caudex covered with conspicuously fibrous remains of leaf bases. Basal leaves large, forming a well-developed rosette. Seed coat minutely reticulate (thick reticulate in Gentiana olivieri).

Twenty-one species: Asia, Europe; 19 species in China.


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