Wildflower: Oriental Sesame

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Ratna Ghosh

Oct 7, 2010, 12:46:35 AM10/7/10
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Scientific Name:  Sesamum orientale
Syn.  :  S. indicum

Common Name (Eng):  Oriental Sesame
                       (Beng):  Til
                        (Hindi):  Til, Guj
Family:  Pedaliaceae
Flowering:  August-October
Location:  Murguma, Purulia
Date:  August,2008

Bell-like, rose-purple or rarely white flowers adorn this erect hairy annual.
Its cultivated variety is an important oil seed crop.

Ratna Ghosh

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Gurcharan Singh

Oct 7, 2010, 1:15:35 AM10/7/10
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Ratna ji
It is other way round. Sesamum indicum L., nom. cons. (syn: S. orientale L., nom. rej.)

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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