Argemone mexicana L.

 
  • Family : PAPAVERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Papaveraceae
  • Species : Argemone mexicana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Argemone mexicana L.
  • Common name : Mexican Poppy, Prickly Poppy
  • Vernacular name : Swarnaksheeri (San.); Pila-Dhatura (Hin.); Arasina dhatura, Dhaturi gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12381, KFP 7227
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath & B.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : Armed herb to almost an undershrub with yellow latex and dissected leaves which have lobes ending in spines. Flowers are 3 to 5 cm across, terminal, solitary and yellow in colour, sometimes creamish-white also. Fruit is a prickly capsule, oblong, with many black seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : West Indies
  • Comments : Grows in wastelands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Hosdurga (Chitradurga)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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