Thursday, April 28, 2016

Gentiana newberryi (Alpine Gentian, Newberry's Gentian)

 8/17/04 Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne County, CA

 8/17/04 Tuolumne Meadows

 8/15/04 Rock Creek, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra,
Mono County, CA

8/15/04 Rock Creek


COMMON NAME: Alpine Gentian, Newberry's Gentian

SPECIES: Gentiana newberryi

FAMILY: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)


LOCATION: Rock Creek at 10,250' elevation, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):


Stems arising laterally, below rosette, decumbent, 1–several, 0.5–10(23) cm

Leaves: basal, lower cauline 8–50(75) mm, 2–25 mm wide, widely spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, often ± petioled, rounded or abruptly pointed; upper cauline few, generally > internodes, 6–30(45) mm, 1–8(13) mm wide, oblanceolate to linear, acute

Inflorescence: flowers 1–5

Flower: calyx (10)14–30 mm, lobes linear to narrowly ovate, acute; corolla 23–55 mm, lobes 7–17 mm, elliptic-obovate, short-acuminate, sinus appendages deeply divided into 2 triangular, ± serrate-jagged parts tapered to thread-like points

Seed winged

Ecology: Wet man meadows

Elevation: 1200–4000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, High Cascade Range, High Sierra Nevada, White and Inyo Mountains 

Distribution outside California: Oregon, w Nevada

Size variation ± correlated with altitude, moisture; vars. intergrade in n SNH.

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