The seed is the fertilized mature ovule of an ovary, which contains an embryo, the baby plant, in a dormant state. The seed varies from plant to plant and is characteristic of various plants. A large number of seeds...
Synonyms: Tragacanth Gum, Tragacantha, Persian Tragacanth Biological source: Tragacanth is the dried gummy exudate obtained by incision from the stems of Astragalus gummifer Labill. and some other species of Astragalus of the family Papilionaceae. Geographical source: Astragalus species, which are thorny and branching shrubs,...
Synonyms: Jalapa, Jalapae Radix Botanical source: Jalap consists of the dried tubercules of Ipomoea purga Hayne, a climbing, twining plant of the family Convolvulaceae. Geographical source: The plant is indigenous to Mexico and cultivated in India from where most of the commercial supply comes. Macroscopical...
External characters refer to the various modifications, artifacts, ramifications and outgrowths that take place on the outer surface of various plant organs. The outer surface of all young plant organs, as mentioned before, is made up of a continuous...
Synonyms: Strychni Semina, Crow Fig. Botanical source: Nux-vomica consists of the dried seeds of Strychnos nux-vomica Linn., a small tree of the family Loganiaceae. Geographical source: The plant grows wild in India, West Indies, and Cameroon and sporadically in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. Macroscopical characters: The...