Tricholepis radicans

Botanical Name Tricholepis radicans
Common Name Patharchatti
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Compositae
Genus: Tricholepis
Species: radicans
Part used Flowers
Medicinal Properties Flowers: aperients.
Medicinal Use Flowers: useful in fever, general debility, dyspepsia, flatulence and nervous depression(decoction).
Cultivation NA
Regional HabitatOccasionally occurs in moist places in the grasslands. Distribution: Ganganagar and Jaisalmer districts of Rajasthan.
DescriptionIt is a small prostrate annual herb, growing up to only 10-15 cm high. The plant is branched from the base. Branches are full of leaves. Leaves: alternately arranged, stalkless, 3-5 cm long, obovate, and bristle pointed. Flower: heads on erect grooved stalks, tube 1 cm long, tubular and purple. Ovoid covering of bracts appears prominently below the flower head. Fruits: cypsels oblong, smooth. Flowers and fruits appears during September-December.
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