Berberis asiatica Roxb. ex DC.

 
  • Family : BERBERIDACEAE
    (Barberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DARHALDI FAMILY (दर हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Berberidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Berberis dealbata Lindl.; Berberis hypoleuca Lindl.; Berberis ilicifolia Roxb.; Berberis vinifera T.S.Ying
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Berberis asiatica Roxb. ex DC.
  • Common name : Asian Barberry
  • Vernacular name :
    • Dar-hald, Ruhaldi, Kasmal (Hindi)
    • Chutro, Dar, Githa (Malayalam)
    • Daruhaldi (Marathi)
    • Daru, Daruharidra (Sanskrit)
    • Uchikkala (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Shrubberies, grassy and rocky slopes, also on open hillsides in the drier areas
  • Comments / notes : Rare, in the forests at Mt. Abu. The roots are used in treating ulcers, urethral discharges, ophthalmia, jaundice, fevers etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Rudraprayag district
    • Rajasthan : Sirohi district
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. Navendu Page
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Berberis asiatica. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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