Hyoscyamus niger L., Sp. Pl. 179 1753. (Syn: Hyoscarpus niger Dulac (Unresolved); Hyoscyamus agrestis Kit. ex Schult.; Hyoscyamus auriculatus Ten. (Unresolved); Hyoscyamus bohemicus F.W. Schmidt; Hyoscyamus lethalis Salisb. (Unresolved); Hyoscyamus niger var. annuus Sims; Hyoscyamus niger var. chinensis Makino; Hyoscyamus officinarum Crantz (Unresolved); Hyoscyamus pallidus Waldst. & Kit. ex Willdenow ..);
Henbane, Stinking nightshade • Hindi: Khurasani ajwain • Sanskrit: Parseek yawani • Nepali: र्खुसानी ज्वाँनु Khursani jwanu; English: Black henbane, Henbane, Hogbean, Stinking night-shade, German: schwarzes Bilsenkraut; Sans: Dipya, Parasikaya; Hindi: Khurasaniajvayan; Beng: Khorasaniajowan; Mar: Khorasanivova; Tel: Khurashavivamam; Tam: Kurasaniyomam; Kan: Khurasanivadaki; Kashmir: Bazarbang;
Biennial herb, pubescent with glandular hairs; leaves ovate-lanceolate or oblong, up to 30 cm long, cauline clasping or broadly cuneate at base, entire or lobed; flowers pale yellow with purple veins, subsessile or on short pedicels; calyx tubular-campanulate, 2-3 cm long, fruiting urceolate; corolla 2-3 cm in diam; capsule ovoid-globose with yellow-brownseeds.
Solanaceae Week: Hyoscyamus niger from Kashmir: Hyoscyamus niger L., Sp. pl. 1:179. 1753
Bad smelling herbaceous plant with lacerate leaves and yellow flowers with purple veins, capsule enclosed in enlarged calyx, the fruit opens by horizontal split which removes a lid at top (circumscissile).
Dried leaves and flowring tops constitute the important drug Henbane.
Common name: black henbane, henbane, hog’s-bean, stinking-nightshade
Sans: Dipya, parasikaya
VOF Week: Hyoscyamus niger at Mana: Got to see this herb at the Outskirts of Village Mana while we were trekking towards Vasundhara Falls.
Bot. name: Hyoscyamus niger
Date/Time: 11-08-2012 / 08:30AM
I hope the second photograph (i.e. Hyoscyamus niger-2.jpg) is also the same plant.
Yes … Usually a plants of disturbed/grazed lands. Yes the second photograph is fruiting branch of same.
yes, henbane. used be a useful medicinal and other uses plant…
Hyoscyamus niger L. (Solanaceae) from Uttarakhand : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
One of the plant which catches attention in Badrinath area is Hyoscyamus niger (Solanaceae) which is an important medicinal plant. It is known as ‘Khurasani- Ajwain’ locally and as ‘Parseek Yavani’ in Ayurveda. Mainly the seeds are used in formulations.
Yes, eye catching indeed, haven’t seen in wild till now..
Yes … Commonly found in Pahalgam Kashmir
Solanaceae Fortnight : Hyoscyamus niger at Mana : PKA-FEB16/16: 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Got to see this herb at the Outskirts of Village Mana while we were trekking towards Vasundhara Falls in Badrinath region..
Hyoscyamus niger L. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Kailas Manasarovar Route::Hyoscyamus niger NSJ-SEP 16/09 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Henbane – Hyoscyamus niger from Chhiyalekh valley of flowers Altitude 11000 feet. Kindly confirm the ID.
Yes it is.
Date of collection: 17|09|2021