[efloraofindia:32591] Peganum harmala from Sri Karan Pur, Rajasthan

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 18, 2010, 12:14:55 PM4/18/10
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Peganum harmala L. of Zygophyllaceae, growing along roadside between Sri Ganga Nagar and Sri Karan Pur in Rajasthan, photographed on 17-4-2010. The only plant was able to click on my trip to Karan Pur. The plant important medicinally seen earlier by me in Hari Parbat area of Srinagar, Kashmir some 35 years back.

English: Harmal, Syrian rue, Foreign henna, Wild rue; Hindi: Harmal, isband lahouri, lahouri harmal; Beng & Kashmir: Isband; Mar: Harmala; Guj: Harmal, ispun; Tel & Kan: simagoranta; Tam: Simaiyaravandi, simayaiyalavinai

Seeds constitute drug harmal; infusion of seeds produce mild intoxication like Cannabis sativa. Seeds also yield a red dye and a fatty oil called zit-el-harmel. Decoction of leaves given in rheumatism



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tanay bose

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Apr 18, 2010, 2:31:33 PM4/18/10
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Dear Gurcharan ji,
This plant is completely new to me thanks for sharing the photo now i know the name of another new plant !!!
Regards
Tanay

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tanay bose

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Apr 18, 2010, 2:37:24 PM4/18/10
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Dear Gurcharan ji,
Some information about this plant is present in this link http://peganumharmala.org/ ... Sir  from the internet I have seen that this plant belongs to the family Nitrariaceae is the information right or wrong?
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Tanay

Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 18, 2010, 11:21:43 PM4/18/10
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Yes Tanay, some people shift it to a distinct family Nitrariaceae. These days with the introduction APG Group and the search for monophyletic group and discarding of paraphyletic groups, many name changes at family and generic level are coming. By the way do you know that Drosophila melanogaster may in future be called as Sophophora melanogaster.


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Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

tanay bose

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Apr 19, 2010, 12:40:34 AM4/19/10
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Thank you Sir for clearing out my doubt,, But the didn't knew about the change of name in D melanogaster!! You gave a updation Sir ji.
Tanay

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