Onosma hispida Wall. ex G.Don

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (Forget-Me-Not Or Borage Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LASORA FAMILY (लसोड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Boraginaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Onosma kashmirica I.M.Johnst.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Onosma hispida Wall. ex G.Don
  • Common name : Bristly Onosma
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ratanjot (Hindi)
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Himalayas, at altitudes of 1000 - 4000 m. altitude
  • Comments / notes : Root yields red color commercial dye, mainly used for coloring foodstuffs, wools, oils and medicinal preparations. Also, used in the treatment of wounds, pain relief, fevers, infectious diseases, bites and stings. Flowers are used as stimulant and cardiac tonic. Bruised roots of ratanjot are applied externally to cutaneous eruptions.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-June
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
  • Native : Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan to West Himalaya
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 180
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Onosma hispida. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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