Gentianopsis paludosa var. alpina (Gentianaceae), a new record for India from Ladakh, Trans-Himalaya

Banoo S., Gulzar R., Islam T., Ganie A.H. & A.A. Khuroo

Published on : 30-Jun-2021



Gentianopsis paludosa (Hook.f.) Ma var. alpina T.N.Ho. is reported as a new record for India from the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, Union Territory in India. The identification is confirmed based on diagnostic characters, such as branching from the base, oblong to elliptic-lanceolate cauline leaves, 5–20 flowers per plant, up to 20 cm long pedicels and white to creamy yellow corolla. A detailed taxonomic description with coloured photographs of its diagnostic features is provided to facilitate easy field identification.