Ring gentian (Symbolanthus jasonii)

Roll your cursor over each image to view a mignification of the image.

Illustration of Symbolanthus jasonii by Bobbi Angell

Species: Symbolanthus jasonii
Common Name: Ring gentian
Status: Newly described, not yet listed. Using IUCN criteria it is critically endangered.
Range: Ecuador

Map of United States illustrating the range of Symbolanthus jasonii

Artist: Bobbi Angell
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Pen and ink

Ecuadorian cloud forests are home to many unique and threatened plants like this member of the Gentian family. The plant is named in honor of Dr. Jason Grant (pictured in the drawing), the scientist who collected it.