Yellow Gentian Lily
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Yellow Gentian Lily
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Yellow Gentian Lily
Botanical name: Gentiana stylophora    Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian family)
Synonyms: Megacodon stylophorus

Yellow Gentian Lily is a robust perennial herb, with stout hollow stem 1-2 m tall. Large leaves are elliptic, prominently 5-veined. Upper leaves are smaller, oppositely arranged, fused at base. Flowers are large, yellow, lily like, netted with green veins. They are born in the axils of upper leaves. Sepals are elliptic, pointed. Flowers are bell-shaped, 6-8 cm long. Petals are curved outwards at the tip. Yellow Gentian Lily is found in Eastern Himalayas, from Nepal to NE India, S. Tibet and SW China, at altitudes of 3000-4000 m. Flowering: June-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
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