angled, with wings on angles. Narrow wings can be seen on the stem in
On Oct 28, 12:33 am, Tabish <tabi...@gmail.com
> I believe this is *Swertia cordata*, which has the following characteristics:
> Stem leaves are stalkless, ovate to ovate-heart-shaped, 0.8-2.3 cm
> long, 0.5-1.2 cm broad, base heart-shaped and nearly stem-clasping,
> margin rough, tip pointed, veins 3-5.
> Flowers are borne in narrow, dense, many-flowered thyrses 13-40 cm.
> Flowers are 5-merous. Sepals are lanceshaped to ovate-lanceshaped,
> 5.5-7 mm long, margin rough and usually slightly curled, tip pointed.
> Flowers are white, with purple veins, 1-1.5 cm in diameter. Petals are
> narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceshaped, 0.8-1 cm long, tip pointed.
> At the base of each petal, is a circular greenish, viscous spot.
> All these characteristics agree well with my plant.
> - Tabish