Mandragora caulescens C. B. Cl., in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 4: 242 (1883) (syn: Anisodus caulescens (C.B.Clarke) Diels, Anisodus humilis Hook.f. ex C.B.Clarke, Anisodus mariae Pascher, Mairella yunnanensis H.Lév., Mandragora caulescens subsp. brevicalyx Grierson & D.G.Long, Mandragora caulescens subsp. flavida Grierson & D.G.Long, Mandragora caulescens subsp. purpurascens Grierson & D.G.Long, Mandragora chinghaiensis Kuang & A.M.Lu, Mandragora tibetica Grubov, Scopolia mariae (Pascher) Semenova);
Nepal to China (W. Sichuan, NW. Yunnan) and N. Myanmar: Assam, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Qinghai, Tibet as per POWO;
Common name: Himalayan Mandrake

Mandragora caulescens from Tawang: 2 images.
Mandragora caulescens we found in Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh. We found it flowering in June.
It belongs to the genus of famous medicinal plants called Mandrake. Mandrake roots were believed to possess some magical properties.





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TRADITIONAL USE OF MANDRAGORA CAULESCENS C. B. CLARKE, A POORLY KNOWN MEDICINAL PLANT OF SIKKIM HIMALAYA (pdf)- Vol.9, Issue – 2, 2019, p. 204-206- Debabrata Maity, Jayanta Ghosh, Mrinmoy Midday

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