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Name: Gentiana purdomii
Synonyms: Gentiana algida var. purdomii
Distribution: Alpine meadows, rocky places in high mountains; China, SW Gansu, Qinghai, NW Sichuan, NE Xizang
Description: Perennials. Rhizomes to 15 cm. Stems 1-3, erect, simple, glabrous. Basal leaves in 2-4 erect rosettes; petiole 2-3.5 cm, membranous; leaf blade usually folded, linear, linear-elliptic, or rarely narrowly oblong, 2-6 cm × 2-9 mm, base narrowed, apex acuminate to obtuse, vein 1. Stem leaves 2-4 pairs; petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 1-3 cm × 3-6 mm, apex obtuse. Cymes axillary or terminal, forming racemelike cymes. Pedicel ca. 4 cm, unequal, slender. Calyx obconic, 1.4-1.7 cm, tube entire; lobes lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 2.5-8 mm, subequal, apex obtuse. Corolla pale yellow, with pale blue stripes and streaks, tubular-campanulate to funnelform, (3-)3.5-5 cm; lobes ovate, 3-3.5 mm, margin denticulate, apex acute; plicae obliquely truncate, margin denticulate.
Altitude: 2700-5300 m
Size: 4-25 cm
Color: pale yellow, with pale blue stripes and streaks
Bloom: 9-10
Propagation: seeds
Photo: Mojmir Pavelka; China, Sichuan, Min Shan, 3600m