Launaea remotiflora

Botanical Name Launaea remotiflora
Common Name NA
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Launaea
Species: remotiflora
Part used Roots
Medicinal Properties Roots: diuretic, tonic, slightly aperients
Medicinal Use Roots: useful in kidney and liver disorders.
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatOccasionally occurs in waste-places and cultivated fields. Distribution: Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionHerbaceous, 20-50 cm high. Stem: slender and smooth. Leaves: mostly radical, sessile, base tapering, obovate or oblong, pinnatifid, 1.3-9.5 x 0.5-3.5 cm, surfaces glaucous, rounded at apex, margins sinuate-toothed. Flower: capitula borne solitary on slender stalk; Invol. bracts 2-3-seriate, margins broad, scarious; those of outer series ovate, 0.3 cm long, acute; of inner series 1.0 cm long, linear-oblong, sub-acute; florets 0.9-1.2 cm long; pappus 0.6 cm long, slender, soft, white, longer than the cypsels; ligules narrow, teeth blunt; anthers-bases shortly setaceo-acuminate; style 0.8 cm long, branches subulate. Fruits: cypsels compressed, 0.3-0.4 cm long, faintly ribbed, muriculate, black, tapering into a beak, which is dilated into whitish cup like disc beneath the pappus. Flowers and fruits appears during September-December.
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