Carthamus tinctorius L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Carthamus tinctorius L.
  • Common name : Safflower
  • Vernacular name : Kusumphal, Karrah (Hindi); Kusumba, Tella kusalu (Telugu); Kusum (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • World Distribution : India, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Carthamus tinctorius. Downloaded on 25 August 2019.

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