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