Farsetia hamiltonii Royle

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (Mustard Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SARSON FAMILY (सरसों फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Brassicaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Erysimum remotiflorum O.E.Schulz; Farsetia depressa Kotschy; Farsetia prostrata (Hochst. & Steud.) Hochst.; Farsetia ramosissima E.Fourn.; Matthiola prostrata Hochst. & Steud.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Farsetia stylosa R.Br.
  • Common name : Hamilton's Farsetia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Hiran-chabba, Hiran chabbo (Hindi)
    • Farid-booti (Punjabi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : In loose open stretches of sand alcng river-beds and also as a weed in cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : The plant is used as deer and camel fodder.
  • Key identification features : Flowers small; petals slightly exceeding the sepals
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Distribution :
    • Rajasthan : Bundi district, Jaisalmer district, Jhunjhunu district, Tonk district
  • Native : Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Yemen
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Mauritania to Eritrea and North Kenya, South Iran to North-West India
  • Literature :
    • Shetty B.V. and Singh V., (1987). Flora of India Series 2 Flora of Rajasthan Vol. 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India. PP- 456
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Farsetia hamiltonii. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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