Guaiacum officinale L.

    (Caltrop Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GOKHARU FAMILY (गोखरू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Guaiacum officinale L.
  • Common name : Commoner Lignum Vitae, Guaiac Tree, Guaiac Wood, Guaiacum, Guayacan, Lignum Vitae
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Native : S.America & W.Indies
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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. officinale. Downloaded on 22 January 2022.

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