Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Withania somnifera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
  • Common name : Winter Cherry
  • Vernacular name : Asvagandha (San.); Ashwagandh (Hin.); Ashwagandha, Hiremuddina gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 16107, KFP 10535
  • Key identification features : A branched hairy herb. Leaves are ovate, covered by soft hairs on both sides. Flowers are greenish-yellow and axillary in small clusters. Fruit is a red berry enclosed by a thin persistent sepal.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Canary Islands to India
  • Comments : Plant is highly medicinal. Often cultivated, also runs wild.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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