Carthamus tinctorius L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Carthamus tinctorius
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Carthamus tinctorius L.
  • Common name : Safflower
  • Vernacular name : Kusumphal, Karrah (Hin.); Kusumba, Tella kusalu (Tel.); Kusum (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Cultivated for its seeds which is used to extract a commercial oil called 'Safflower oil'.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in India, China
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Carthamus tinctorius. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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