Swertia zeylanica

Swertia zeylanica Swertia zeylanica Swertia zeylanica

Swertia zeylanica - Annual with a shallow rootstock; stem to 36 cm high. Leaves numerous, thick; lower ones oval-oblong to lanceolate, c. 10 X 4 mm, obtuse; upper ones linear-oblong, 0.9 – 1 4 X 0.2 – 0.4 cm, subacute, becoming bracetate above. Cymes terminal, trichotomous, flat-topped. Corolla ashy-blue or lavender. Capsules erect, 7 – 8 X 2 – 3 mm.

Scientific Name Swertia zeylanica
Family Name GENTIANACEAE
English Name
Local Name Kiratha thiththe (කිරාත තිත්ත)
Sanskrit Name
Conservation Status EN (NCS) 2012
Status Endemic
Edible Parts None

Swertia zeylanica Swertia zeylanica Swertia zeylanica

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