Gentianopsis macounii (T. Holm) Iltis
Macoun's fringed gentian
Gentianaceae (Gentian family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

Photograph

© Ian Gardiner     (Photo ID #25653)


Map

E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Gentianopsis macounii
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Species Information

General:
Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, several, simple or few-branched, 15-40 cm tall.
Leaves:
Basal leaves numerous, tufted, oblanceolate to spoon-shaped, 1.5-4 cm long, soon deciduous; stem leaves opposite, 2-4 pairs, narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 1.5-5 cm long.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of 1 to few terminal or axillary flowers on long, naked stalks; corollas deep blue or purplish, tubular, 4-lobed, sometimes 3-lobed, the lobes minutely jagged and with a few slender lateral teeth, rounded at the tips, not fringed in the throat, 3.5-5.5 mm long; calyces 15-25 mm long, 1/2 the length of the corollas, the lobes pointed and subequal; stamens shorter than the corolla lobes; anthers 3-4 mm long.
Fruits:
Capsules, cylindric; seeds oblong, angular, wingless, finely pimpled, dark-brown, 0.5 mm long.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Illustration

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Ecology

Ecological Framework for Gentianopsis macounii

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class

Avg

Min

Max

Elevation (metres)
1278 760 2210
Slope Gradient (%)
28 0 70

Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]

187 154 220
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
4 2 6
Modal Nutrient Regime
Class
D
# of field plots
 species was recorded in:
3
Modal BEC Zone Class
SBS

All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in

ESSF(1), SBS(2)

Habitat and Range

Wet to moist fens, meadows and streamsides in the montane zone; rare in SE BC, known only from Field and Wapta Falls; N to YT and NT, E to PQ and S to MN and SD.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms

Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Anthopogon tonsum (Lunell) Rydb.
Gentiana crinita var. tonsa (Lunell) Boivin
Gentiana detonsa var. unicaulis
Gentiana gaspensis Victorin
Gentiana macounii T. Holm
Gentiana tonsa (Lunell) Victorin
Gentianella crinita
Gentianella crinita subsp. macounii (T. Holm) J.M. Gillett
Gentianopsis procera subsp. macounii (Holm) Iltis