||Carpoceras longiflora A.Rich., Vatkea diandra (Gloxin) O.Hoffm.
||Red - Pink
||Bichu, Devil’s Claw.
|English / Trade Name
||Devil’s Claw, Tiger’s Claw.
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1000 m
||Drupes ovoid, black pyrenes with serrate dentate ribs, and hard curved 2 – beaks.
||Waste places, roadsides, nearby inhabited areas.
||North West Himalaya and adjacent plains, Rajasthan; naturalized in several countries.
||Smooth, Brownish green.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Annual, erect, glandular – viscid undershrubs. Leaves broadly ovate – orbicular, base cordate, dentate, densely hairy. Flowers purple – pink with yellow spots, in axillary, lax racemes. Calyx yellowish – white or greenish, 2 cm long, divided near to the base. Corolla glandular – pubescent; pale – pink to purple; lobes broadly rounded, pink with purple blotch. Stamens 2. Fruit a drupe ovoid, black pyrenes with serrate dentate ribs, and hard curved 2 – beaks.
||Leaves broadly ovate – orbicular, base cordate, dentate, densely hairy.