Launaea capitata

Botanical Name Launaea capitata
Common Name NA
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Launaea
Species: capitata
Part used NA
Medicinal Properties NA
Medicinal Use Useful in eye-ache (poultice).
ChemistryApigenin-7-glucoside and its 7-gentiobioside; luteolin-7-glucoside and its 7-gentiobioside, 7-rutinoside, 7,3'-diglucoside, 7,4'-diglucoside and 7-gentiobioside-4'-glucoside.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatRare, in wet sandy soils. Distribution: Ganganagar and Sirohi districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionGlabrous, perennial herbs. Stem: numerous, decumbent, diffuse, almost leafless. Leaves: radical ones sessile, sinutely lobed or pinnatifid; lobes rounded, margins having cartilaginous teeth. Flowering branches spreading, sparingly dichotomously branched. Flowers: capitula sub-sessile, clustered at the end of branches; involucre campanulate, invol. bracts outer ones ovate, margins membranous, inner ones oblong-lanceolate; pappus-hairs white. Fruits: cypsel oblong, winged, truncate at both ends, white or pale-yellow. Flowers and fruits appears during October to December.