Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass.

  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Guizotia abyssinica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Guizotia abyssinica (L.f.) Cass.
  • Common name : Niger plant, Niger seed plant
  • Vernacular name : Ramtila, Ramtil, Kala Til, Surguja (Hin.); Uchellu, Huch-ellu, Karelle (Kan.); Ucci yellu, Seruvamalaiellu (Tam.); Picchi nuvvulu (Tel.); Tilo (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Cultivated extensively for its edible oil and sometimes as an escape.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. abyssinica. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.


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