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Gentiana  nipponica Maxim.  sect. Chondrophyllae 
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FamilyGENTIANACEAE
Genus species var.Gentiana  nipponica Maxim.  sect. Chondrophyllae
SynonymsGentiana kurilensis Grossh.
 Gentiana makinoi H.Lv. & Vaniot
 Varasia nipponica (Maxim.) Sojk
Territory Russian Far EastEastern AsiaJapan, (HokkaidoHonshu)Kuril Is.Sakhalin
grassland
Altitude1400-2800m
Description stem leaves opposite, subcarnose, narrowly ovate to broadly lanceolate, 5-12mm, obtuse, sessile, uninerved, flowers solitary, infundibuliform, 15mm across, lobes oval
Size5-10cm
Colorpurplish blue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Japan www.biodiversitylibrary.org
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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