Lavandula bipinnata

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  • Botanical Name : Lavandula bipinnata (Roth) Kuntze
  • Synonyms : Lavandula burmanni Benth.
  • Common Name : Asamani galgoto
  • Plant Family : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Labiatae became Lamiaceae. However, the name Labiatae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Lavandula bipinnata Plant :

  • Habit : An erect, stout or slender herb.
  • Stem : Simple or branched, quadrangular, white-pubescent.
  • Leaves : Sessile or sub-sessile, pinnatisect, simple or cut or tooted, obtuse, pubescent on both sides, deep-green upper and pale beneath.
  • Flowers : Pale-white or blue, in spikes which are solitary or few or subumbellate, white pubescent.
  • Fruit : Nutlets, ellipsoid, smooth, black with a large oblong areole on dorsal side, mucilaginous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August-November
  • Significance :
    • The tops of the plant are eaten by cattle.
    • The paste of the roots is used as an external application for stings and bites of poisonous animals.