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Gentiana L.




Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

About 300-800 species, depending on classification. Temperate and arctic regions, montane elsewhere. About 65 species in the FSU, including Gentianella, and about 40 species of Gentiana s. str. There are representatives of different sections: 7 species belong to the section Cruciata, 4 to the section Frigida, 2 to the section Gentiana, 2 to the section Megalanthe. Some species have long been in cultivation, e.g. G. lutea L. and G. punctata L. (because of their medicinal properties), G. asclepiadea L., G. clusii Perr. et Song., G. cruciata L., G. dahurica Fisch., G. decumbens L. f., G. lagodechiana (Kusn.) Grossh. and G. septemfida Pall. Some species have been investigated and recommended as prospective garden plants, among them those described below.

The following are also of gardening interest:

Lower Taxa


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