Botanical Name Plant's Common Name Plant Family   

   MH003 : Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Plant Category : Herbs

Melghat's Flora's Serial No. : 8

Synonym : Cardamine belgaumensis Dalzell ex Hook.; Cardamine hirsuta var. subumbellata Dalzell; Cardamine nilagirica Schltdl. ex Hook.f. & T.Anderson [Invalid]; Cardamine subumbellata Hook. ex Hook.f. & T.Anderson; Cardamine talamontiana Chiov.; Cardamine trichocarpa var. elegans Engl.; Cardamine trichocarpa subsp. elegans (Engl.) O.E.Schulz; Cardamine trichocarpa var. usambarensis Engl.;

Plant Common Name : Wild bittercress, Don tondi

Plant Family : Brassicaceae

Description : Herbs, annual, subglabrous or substrigose. Stems 5-50 cm, erect, simple or branched from base. Leaves (all) compound, 1-15 cm, not auriculate at base; lateral leaflets (1 or)2-5 pairs, oblong to oblong-ovate, 0.5-4.8 cm, 0.4-1.5 cm wide, subsessile or on petiolules to 5.4 mm, base cuneate or slightly oblique, margin crenate to serrate, apex obtuse to subacute; terminal leaflet similar to and often larger than lateral ones, on a petiolule 3-12 mm. Racemes ebracteate, elongated or not in fruit; fruiting pedicels ascending to suberect, 1.4-7 mm. Sepals oblong 0.7-2 mm, sparsely pubescent; petals absent or rudimentary and shorter than sepals; stamens 4, all median, shorter than sepals; anthers ovate, ca. 0.5 mm; ovules 8-12. Fruits linear, 0.8-2.6 cm, 0.5-1.7 mm wide, erect to ascending, often subumbellate and overtopping flowers; valves sparsely pubescent or rarely glabrous, attenuate to apex; styles 0.5-1.3 mm. Seeds reddish brown, broadly oblong, 1.2-1.5 mm, 0.8-1 mm wide. Habitat: roadsides, clearings, open slightly moist ground. Elevation: 900-3000 m.

Plant Location in Melghat : In Chikhaldara range,Shade of tree

Medicinal Use / Activity : kwashiorkor, improve healing, good herbal bath for babies, Boil

Plant's Phytochemicals : COMPOUNDS: -


Plant's Current Status : -

Plant's Cross Database Reference : 259142

Reference : Dhore M. A. (1984) The flora of melghat tiger reserve -

Reference : ~ Dhore MA and Joshi PA; "Flora of Melghat Tiger Reserve"; Directorate, Project Tiger, Melghat (1988); PMID :

Kingdom : Plantae - Plants
Phylum : Tracheophyta
Subkingdom : Tracheobionta - Vascular plants
Superdivision : Spermatophyta - Seed plants
Division : Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class : Equisetopsida
Subclass :
Order : Brassicales
Family : Brassicaceae
Genus : Cardamine
Species : Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Cardamine trichocarpa Hochst. ex A. Rich.