Salvia plebeia from Morni Hills

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 27, 2011, 8:50:35 AM4/27/11
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Salvia plebeia R. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 500. 1810

syn: Salvia brachiata Roxb.

Annual, up to 60 cm tall, usually branched from base; covered with glandular and eglandular hairs; leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic to oblong, 2-6 cm long, base rounded to cuneate, margin crenate to serrate, finely pilose; flowers small, forming up to 25 cm long panicles,; calyx about 2.6 mm long, 2-lipped up to 1/3,; corolla pale pink to white, 2.5-4 mm long, tube 2 mm long, pilose; nutlets brownish, mucilaginous on wetting.

Photographed from open hill slopes in Morni hills tract on April 9, 2011.

Local names:
Beng: kala-buradi, bhua tulasi
Punjab: Sathi, samundar sok
Mumbai: Kammar kas (seed)
Mundari: jingiba

Mucilaginous seeds are used in menorrhagia, diarrhoea and hemorrhoids. Mucilage also used for giving gloss to hair.


 

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tanay bose

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Apr 27, 2011, 10:08:05 AM4/27/11
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Yes Nice catch 
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Tanay Bose
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Balkar Arya

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Apr 28, 2011, 12:09:47 AM4/28/11
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Thanks Sir for the id of this plant




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