PLANT FOR ID 101 SMP JUN 09 Spiti valley H.P.

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satish phadke

Jul 23, 2009, 7:42:04 AM7/23/09
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Small herb in Lahaul Spiti.
Gentiana species? or Primula? or else
Satish Phadke


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nabha meghani

Jul 23, 2009, 10:49:45 AM7/23/09
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It dosn't look like primel to me, neither is it enzian, though so deep blue and cup like form. Do u have another picture from the side?


Jul 23, 2009, 2:31:41 PM7/23/09
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I think this should be Gentiana carinata. Gentiana carinata are dark
blue flowers, about 1.3 cm long, with lobules (alternating with the
petals) as long as the petals, thus appearing to be a 10 petal flower.
It is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 3000-4300 m. Flowers May-
See if it the description fits your flower.
- Tabish
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satish phadke

Jul 24, 2009, 9:41:54 AM7/24/09
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I agree to Gentiana carinata

2009/7/24 Tabish <>



Dr. Pankaj Kumar

Aug 26, 2009, 3:08:31 PM8/26/09
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How about Gentiana marginata ?

On Jul 24, 6:41 pm, satish phadke <> wrote:
> I agree to *Gentiana carinata*
> Satish
> 2009/7/24 Tabish <>

J.M. Garg

Sep 7, 2009, 12:30:38 PM9/7/09
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Hi, Satish ji,
Here is further feedback from Dr. Pankaj:
"How about Gentiana marginata ?"
What do you say about it?

2009/7/24 satish phadke <>

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Sep 7, 2009, 1:02:10 PM9/7/09
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Gentiana marginata and Gentiana carinata are supposed to be very
similar. However, while Gentiana carinata flowers are dark blue,
Gentiana marginata flowers are supposed to be bright to pale blue.
Also Gentiana marginata is supposed to have prominently outcurved
sepals. I could not see any evidence of that in Satish's picture,
although sepals are not clearly visible in the picture. These are the
reasons I think this is Gentiana carinata.
I would be happy to be corrected on this.
- Tabish
The waterhole of flower lover
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