Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Punit Van, Sarita Udyan, Basan
About Digera muricata Plant :
Habit : An annual erect herb with stems striate, simple or branched from the base, dark-green, greenish-purple at the nodes, glabrous.
Leaves : Alternate, petioled, membranous, elliptic, ovate or ovate-rhomboid, acute at apex, rounded or cordate at base, entire along the margins, glabrous, petioles slender, glabrous or nearly so, grooved on upper surface.
Flowers : Flowers bisexual, small about 2 mm long, red in colour, in axillary pedunculate spikes 3-10 cm long, spreading, slender.
Yellowish-green, subacute and notched at the apex, margined, pale green, turning dark-brown later, wrinkled, shining.
Seeds brown or black.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : June-October
It is sweetish and laxative in large doses.
Flowers and seeds are reported to be given for urinary discharges.