Trachyspermum roxburghianum

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  • Botanical Name : Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff
  • Synonyms : Ptychotis roxburghiana DC.
  • Common Name : Ajmapan, Wild Celery, Ajmood
  • Plant Family : Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Umbelliferae became Apiaceae. However, the name Umbelliferae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 3, 12, 21, 24, 27
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Trachyspermum roxburghianum Plant :

  • Habit : An annual herb.
  • Leaves : 2.5-8 cm long, variously pinnatisect, ultimate segments narrowly linear.
  • Flowers : White, often with a pinkish tinge.
  • Fruit : Ovoid or subglobose, compressed, mucriate or hispid.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : December - January
  • Significance :
    • Generally grown as ornamental in private gardens.
    • The leaves are edible and known to be used in the preparation of 'Bhajias'.