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2. Gentianodes acuminata (Clarke) Omer, Ali & Qaiser in Pak. J. Bot. 20:5. 1988.


Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270

  • Gentiana clarkei var. acuminata (Clarke) Kusn.
  • Gentiana prostrata var. acuminata (Clarke ) Agrawal
  • Gentiana pygmaea var. acuminata Clarke

    Delicate, annual up to 2.0 cm high, unbranched, herb. Stem simple, glabrous, terminating into a single flower or sometimes into two flowers. Leaves imbricately arranged, cauline lower leaves smaller, upper longer, lower leaves 0.3-0.6 x 0.075-0.1 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, marginate, carinate, apparently unnerved, slightly denticulate at base, connate, forming a 0.05-0.075 cm long tube. Upper leaves 0.4-0.7 x 0.05-0.2 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, marginate, entire, carinate, connate at base thus forming a small tube up to 0.1 cm long. Flowers solitary, sessile, 0.7-15 cm, tubular. Calyx 5-lobed, tube 0.2-0.5 cm long, lobes 0.1-0.3 x 0.05-0.1 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, marginate, entire, sinuses between lobes acute, corolla blue, tubular , 5-lobed, up to 1.0 cm long, tube more than half the length of lobes, 0.4-0.7x 0.1-0.15 cm, lanceolate-oblanceolate, obtuse, entire, spotted, plicae smaller than corolla lobes, bilobed, lobes unequal, acuminate, entire. Stamens 5, filaments inserted below the middle-of corolla, filiform, slightly winged at base, anthers dorsifixed, sagittate, reaching, slightly above the middle. Ovary 3-0.5 x 0.1-0.2 cm, lanceolate, style distinct, stigma distinct, bilobed, papillose.

    Fl. Per.: August.

    Type: Kashmir, Palgam, alt. 13400 ft., Clarke 31067 (K!).

    B-8 Kashmir: Wet ground near Yamharu Pass, 13000-14000 ft., 13.8.1893, Duthie 13578 (DD, K), above Gulmarg, 13000 ft., Aug. 1929, R.R. Stewart 12923 (K), Tulion, Pahlgam, 13000 ft. , 13/14.7. 1925, R.R. Stewart 9945a (K), Tosh Maidan Pass, 13000 ft., 8.8.1937, Ludlow 49 (BM).

    Distribution: Endemic to Himalayas (Kashmir). A plant of higher altitudes, seems to be localized between 13-14000 ft.


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