Urginea indica (Roxb.) Kunth

 
  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (Lily Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BACHNAG FAMILY (बचनाग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Asparagaceae
  • Basionym : Scilla indica Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Albuca reflexa K.Krause & Dinter; Urginea wightiana Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
  • Common name : Indian squill
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bon piyaj (Assamese)
    • Jongali piyaz (Bengali)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Uncommon; found on the Ridge in small patches amongst stones or on gravelly soil in open places or shady of shrubs
  • Comments / notes : A bulbiferous herb. The bulbs possess cardiac stimulant and diuretic properties
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
  • Native : Tropical Africa to N. KwaZulu-Natal, Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Nepal, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 337
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Urginea indica. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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