Solanaceae Week: Hyoscyamus niger from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 6, 2011, 10:37:35 AM4/6/11
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Hyoscyamus niger L.,  Sp. pl. 1:179. 1753

Bad smelling herbaceous plant with lacerate leaves and yellow flowers with purple veins, capsule enclosed in enlarged calyx, the fruit opens by horizontal split which removes a lid at top (circumscissile).  Dried leaves and flowring tops constitute the important drug Henbane.

Common name: black henbane, henbane, hog's-bean, stinking-nightshade
Sans: Dipya, parasikaya
Hindi: Khurasaniajvayan
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tanay bose

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Apr 6, 2011, 12:28:32 PM4/6/11
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The photos are awesome Sir Ji
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rajank

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Apr 7, 2011, 7:29:21 AM4/7/11
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very nice photo of Hyocyamus niger.

thanks sharing details ab. plant

rajank

On Apr 6, 7:37 pm, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Hyoscyamus niger* L.,  Sp. pl. 1:179. 1753
>  Hyoscyamus-niger-Kashmir-a.jpg
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