Thursday, February 16, 2017

Frasera tubulosa (Coville's Gentian)

 7/2/16 Trail to Horseshoe Meadow, 10,000' elevation, Lone Pine Region,
Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

 7/2/16 Trail to Horseshoe Meadow

7/2/16 Trail to Horseshoe Meadow


COMMON NAME: Colville's Gentian

SPECIES: Frasera tubulosa

FAMILY: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/2/2016

LOCATION: 10,000' elevation, trail to Horseshoe Meadow, Lone Pine Region, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA 


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:


Habit: Plant (0.6)2--11 dm, glabrous. 

Stem: generally 1; rosettes 0--few. 

Leaf: white-margined, curving down near tip; basal 2--9 cm, 3--10(15) mm wide, oblanceolate, tips mucronate; cauline whorled, distal linear-oblong, tips acute. 

Inflorescence: elongate, +- continuous above; pedicels 2--25 mm. 

Flower: calyx 6--11 mm; corolla 8--13 mm, bell-shaped, white to pale blue, veins darker blue, lobes elliptic-oblong to obovate, short-acuminate, ridge between stamens 0, nectary pit 1 per lobe, ovate, margins with vertical, oblong, basally tubular, distally fringed extensions. 

Ecology: Open pine woodland; 

Elevation: 1800--2700 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: s SN. 

Flowering Time: Jul--Aug 

Synonyms: Swertia tubulosa (Coville) Jeps.

eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin

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