Glossocardia bosvallea

Botanical Name Glossocardia bosvallea
Common Name Seri
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Compositae
Genus: Glossocardia
Species: bosvallea
Part used Whole plant.
Medicinal Properties Emmenagogue, antiseptic
Medicinal Use Useful in fever, female complaints, pain in eyes and ears.
ChemistryEssential oil: phellandrene, cineole, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, beta-caryophyllene, and 7-methoxy-2,2-dimethyl ageratochromene.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatCommonly found on hill slopes. Distribution: Churu, jhunjhunu, sikar, jodhpur, ajmer, pali, sirohi, udaipur, dungarpur, jaipur, tonk, bhilwara, bharatpur, kota, swai-madhopur, banswara and jhalawar districts.
DescriptionProstrate herbs, branched from the base. Branches: 1.0-27.0 cm long, sulcate, sparsely hairy and with whitish, warty excrescens. Leaves: petioles 0.3-2.0 cm long, lamina bi-pinnatisect, surfaces glabrous, segments linear, apex apiculate. Flowers: capitula 0.2-0.6 cm across, stalk 0.15-2.1 cm long and glabrous; involucre bracts outer- 3, ovate, acute and inner- 6, oblong, striate abaxially, glabrous, ciliate, apex obtuse. Ray-florets: 0.6 cm long, pappus-awns 2, smooth, ligule and stiff. Disc-florets: 0.6 cm long, corolla yellow, campanulate, lobes 4, acute; anthers 0.05 cm long; cypsels dark-brown, flat, oblong narrow at base, margins densely hairy. Flowers and fruits appears during August - December.