Gentiana decora

ClassificationDicots
FamilyGentianaceae
Family (Traditional)Gentianaceae
GenusGentiana
SpeciesGentiana decora Pollard
Common Nameshowy gentian
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.0
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S3] (State Rank); G4? (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Harlan (KY), Letcher (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), Greene (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, VDB, APSC, BEREA, EKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100476512 Harlan Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100476538 Bell Kentucky Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100751773 Harlan Kentucky Bryce D. Fields
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100751781 Harlan Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100751765 Harlan Kentucky Landon E. McKinney
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100476553 Harlan Kentucky Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100733342 Harlan Kentucky Rich Hannan
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100476546 Letcher Kentucky Melissa A. Lykens
EKY
Gentiana decora
BEREA014948 Letcher Kentucky
BEREA
Gentiana decora
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 05 Oct 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Gentiana decora
N/A Greene Tennessee 01 Oct 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Gentiana decora
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 28 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176130 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176119 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176133 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
31234100733334 Harlan Kentucky Landon E. Mckinney
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100476520 Bell Kentucky Ellwood J. Carr
EKY
Gentiana decora
31234100751757 Harlan Kentucky Amy V. McIntosh Other: Ron Jones, Jacob Stewart
EKY
Gentiana decora
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 19 Sep 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Gentiana decora
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 14 Oct 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176115 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176137 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176132 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176131 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176125 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176117 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176124 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176120 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176129 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176305 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176134 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176121 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176136 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176135 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176116 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176118 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176122 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176127 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176128 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176304 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176114 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176303 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176123 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
TENN-V-0176126 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Gentiana decora
UCHT023824 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Gentiana decora
APSC0115427 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0083690 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0082648 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0013008 Cumberland Tennessee 13 Oct 1962 A.J. Sharp, Paul Adams
31224
APSC
Gentiana decora
BRIT118719 Carter Tennessee 06 Sep 1975 R. Kral
56520
VDB
Gentiana decora
BRIT118720 Unicoi Tennessee 28 Sep 1973 G. Gonsoulin
3433
VDB
Gentiana decora
UCHT023823 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Gentiana decora
APSC0114736 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0108536 Bell Kentucky 15 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0084056 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0115426 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0068175 Harlan Kentucky 01 Oct 1978 Max Medley
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0013009 Polk Tennessee 02 Oct 2009 Aaron Floden and Ken McFarland
1212
APSC
Gentiana decora
APSC0084057 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Gentiana decora
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