Daucus carota L.

  • Family : APIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Daucus carota L.
  • Common name : Carrot, Bee's nest, Dauke
  • Vernacular name : Carrot, Karattu, Kyarattu, Manjamullanki (Malayalam); Gajar (Hindi); Gajjara gadda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for tuberous roots
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Common
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated in warmer parts of the world
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Daucus carota. Downloaded on 20 January 2020.


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