Sunday, May 22, 2022

[Botany • 2022] Swertia pahalgamensis (Gentianaceae) • A New Species from Kashmir Himalaya, India

Swertia pahalgamensis   

in Islam, Khuroo & Nawchoo, 2022.

Swertia pahalgamensis (Gentianaceae), a new species from Kashmir Himalaya, India is described here with photographic illustrations. The new species resembles with Swertia thomsonii in some morphological characters, but differs clearly in having basal leaves elliptic-spathulate with acute apices, petals yellowish green, ovate, sub-obtuse apices, nectar guides with prominent bluish straight lines, nectaries viscous, sub-confluent, round to cushion-shaped, number, size and orientation of fimbriae, anthers oblong, seeds oval-round with wider wings.

Keywords: Biodiversity, Flora, Himalaya, Kashmir, New species, Swertia, Taxonomy, Eudicots



 Tajamul Islam, Anzar Ahmad Khuroo, and Irshad A Nawchoo. 2022. Swertia pahalgamensis (Gentianaceae), A New Species from Kashmir Himalaya, India.  Phytotaxa. 547(2); 201-207. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.547.2.8