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|Family: Gentianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gentiana||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gentiana calycosa Griseb.
Habit: Perennial herb. Stem: from caudex, +- decumbent, 2--many, 5--45 cm. Leaf: basal 0; cauline many, +- even-spaced, generally > internodes, 8--50 mm, 6--30 mm wide, ovate to +- round, obtuse to acute, obscurely, minutely dentate, not ciliate. Inflorescence: generally terminal; flowers 1--few, also 1--2 at 1--3 upper nodes or not. Flower: calyx 10--20 mm, lobes narrow- to wide-ovate, generally > 2 mm wide, much reduced or not, obtuse to acute, generally obscurely, minutely dentate, not ciliate; corolla 25--50 mm, deep blue (violet), lobes 5.5--13 mm, oblong-ovate to round, acute, sinus appendages divided < 1/2 way to base into generally 2--3 triangular segments, thread-like only toward tip. Seed: wingless. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Wet mountain meadows, slopes; Elevation: 1300--3900 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, CaRH, SNH; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep Note: Has hybridized with Gentiana newberryi var. tiogana in southern SNH (Tulare Co.).
eFlora Treatment Author: James S. Pringle
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gentiana affinis var. ovata
Next taxon: Gentiana fremontii
Citation for this treatment: James S. Pringle 2016. Gentiana calycosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26579, accessed on October 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 01, 2016.