Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass.
  • Common name : Niger plant, Niger seed plant
  • Vernacular name : Ramtila, Ramtil, Kala til, Surguja (Hindi); Uchellu, Huch-ellu, Karelle (Kannada); Ucciellu, Seruvamalaiellu (Tamil); Picchi nuvvulu (Telugu); Tilo (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Mostly cultivated extensively and sometimes as an escape. Rare in the wild. Yields edible oil
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • World Distribution : Ethiopia to Malawi and India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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=Guizotia abyssinica. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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