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Swertia  staintonii Harry Sm.   
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FamilyGENTIANACEAE
Genus species var.Swertia  staintonii Harry Sm. 
Territory Indian SubcontinentEast Himalaya, (Bhutan)Nepal
grassland and rocks
Altitude3800-4000m
Description stems ciliate-alate, leaves numerous, acute, 6-10cm long, on margins laciniate, long petiolate, stem leaves verticillate, lanceolate, inflorescence pyramidal, corolla 1-2cm
Size20-30cm
Colorwhite, rose
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typerosette, tuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
Bibliography
The International Plant Names Index www.ipni.org
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