Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Gentiana formosa H.Sm.    

Region:Yunnan; Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Pref.; Fugong xian
Gazetteer:Gaoligong Shan. On road towards Myanmar border from Nianma luoqu (18 km from Lu ma deng, across the concrete bridge, above the military station).
Coordinates: 27.1794 N, 98.7253 E  Alt: 3062m 

Herb 5 cm tall. Flowers usually blue (a few white variants), slightly nodding. Ovary white, stalked. Anthers white. Corolla tube green inside, purple-green outside.
Rocky slope 50 with Fargesia, Rhododendron and Rubus. Growing in moss in shade.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online and Ting-Nong, H. & Shang-Wu, L. (2001) A Worldwide Monograph of Gentiana. Sect. Chondrophyllae. Capsule winged. Plicae laciniate-fringed. Calyx lobes narrowly triangular.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2110               27 July 2010

morphological details

flower flower corola lobes corola lobes gynoecium gynoecium

calyx calyx

leaves leaves

abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

field picture
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

faded flowers