Family: Amaranthaceae - Amaranth family
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Botam phul, Gulmakhamal, Golkamal.
Tribal Name: Sikaming (Marma), Ching ring- Pao (Murang).
English Name: Globe Amaranth, Bachelor's Buttonhole.
A dichotomously branched annual herb, branches hairy or subsilky. Leaves subsessile, elliptic or obovate-oblong, acute or obtuse.Heads pinkish purple, globose with 2 leafy bracts, peduncled, terminating the branches.
The plant chiefly contains flavones and flavonoids glycoside, gomphrenol. Flowers contain ß-cyanins, gomphrenin I, II and III (Ghani, 2003). A new methylenedioxyflavonol-gomphrenol has been isolated from leaves infected with tomato bushy stunt virus (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).
Cultivated throughout the country.
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