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Gentiana ornata

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Authors: Wall.  

Botanical Description

forming small mats of prostrate stems to 10cm or more long. Leaves linear, 1.5-2.5cm long. Flowers widely bell-shaped, the tube banded with white and purple-blue, the lobes and large lobe-like folds bright pale blue, solitary, late summer and autumn. Central Nepal to southwestern China on open slopes at 36005500m. [Pl.198]

a, G. punctata; b, G. pyrenaica; c, G. septemfida; d, G. sino-ornata;