Papaver somniferum L.

 
  • Family : PAPAVERACEAE
    (Poppy Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHAS-KHAS FAMILY (खस -खस फैमिली
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PAPAVERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Papaver somniferum L.
  • Vernacular name : Aphu, Khus-Khus, Posta (Marathi); Postaka (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Pune district, Satara district, Osmanabad district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Papaver somniferum. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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