Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Basionym : Aucklandia costus Falc.
  • Synonym(s) : Saussurea lappa (Decne.) Sch.Bip.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipsch.
  • Common name : Kuth
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Roots have pungent taste and a characteristic aroma
  • Flower, Fruit : June-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
  • Native : Himalayas
  • Literature : K. Sankara Rao 2009. Flowering plants of Indian Institute of Science: A Field Guide. IISC Press.
  • 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=Saussurea costus. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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