Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Benth.

 
  • Family : LAMIACEAE
    (Mint Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TULSI FAMILY (तुलसी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Ajuga alba (Gürke) Robyns; Ajuga crenata Chiov.; Ajuga densiflora Wall. ex Benth.; Ajuga hyosciami Wall. ex Benth.; Ajuga remota Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Ajuga integrifolia Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
  • Common name : Bracted Bugleweed
  • Vernacular name :
    • Neelkanthi (Hindi)
    • Nil Phal (Nepali)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grassy hillsides, roadsides, weed of paddy-fields; 1220 - 3000 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Used medicinally to stop bleeding and reduce inflammation.
  • Key identification features : Corolla tube parallel-sided, not geniculate or gibbous; calyx lobes triangular; leaf-like bracts often exceeding flowers on upper verticillasters; Herb with elliptic or ovate leaves. Flowers wide to tip of lower lip.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : North Sikkim (Mangan) district,West Sikkim (Geyzing) district
    • Himachal Pradesh : Hamirpur district
  • Native : Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Uganda, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zaïre
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : North-East and East Tropical Africa to New Guinea
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 197
    • GRIERSON A.J.C. & LONG D.G. (1983). FLORA OF BHUTAN INCLUDING A RECORD OF PLANTS FROM SIKKIM Vol. 2: Part 2. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH: 944
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 216
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ajuga bracteosa. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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