Alishan Gentian

2019-07

Alishan Gentian

©莊信賢

©莊信賢

Text |Cynthia LaiConsultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

Alishan Gentian is an alpine plant you may encounter during a hike in the mountains of Taiwan's Central Range. The plant, which sprouts from the rocks of scree-covered slopes, can be recognized by its trumpet-shaped blossoms of various colors, usually deep blue or azure, but sometimes purple or violet.

Alishan Gentian
Binomial name:Gentiana arisanensis Hayata
Family: Gentianaceae