Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella (D. Don) Burkill

 
  • Family : GENTIANACEAE
    (Gentian Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BHUIN NEEM FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : GENTIANACEAE
  • Basionym : Swertia pulchella Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
  • Synonym(s) : Swertia pulchella Buch.-Ham. ex Clarke in FBI 1883.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella (D. Don) Burkill
  • Vernacular name : Chiratha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands, hill tops
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, China, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Swertia angustifolia var. pulchella. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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