Botanical Name Plant's Common Name Plant Family   

   MH011 : Polygala elongata Klein ex Willd.

Plant Category : Herbs

Melghat's Flora's Serial No. : 21

Synonym : Polygala glomerata Lour. Polygala glaucoides L.;

Plant Common Name : Narrow-Leaved Milkwort, Peria-nankai, Periya nangai

Plant Family : Polygalaceae

Description : Narrow-Leaved Milkwort is a small annual herb, growing up to 15-40 cm tall. Fresh roots are aromatic. Branches are slender and hairless. Alternately arranged leaves are stalkless, linear-oblong, 2-4 cm long, blunt-tipped with narrow point at the tip. Yellow flowers arise in racemes, 6-20 cm long, in leaf axils. Flowers are shaped somewhat like pea flowers. Capsule is oblong, unequal sided. Flowering: August-September.

Plant Location in Melghat : Frequent among tall grasses on forest floor

Medicinal Use / Activity : anti-diabetic

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 - Leaved%20Milkwort.html

Reference : ~ Santosh Kumar Singh, Jay Ram Patel, Prashant Kumar Dubey and Sonia Thakur; "A review on anti-asthmatic activity of traditional medicinal plants"; IJPSR (2014); 5(10): 4109-4116 PMID :

~ 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 : Fabales
Family : Polygalaceae - Milkwort family
Genus : Polygala
Species : Polygala elongata Klein ex Willd.

Polygala elongata Klein ex Willd.