imbricate. Petals none. Stamens many. Carpels many, sessile, many ovuled, Style short, curved
Fruit a head of narrow, flattened, many-seeded follicles, beaked with the persistent styles.
Use:—In Hazara, the root is considered poisonous. (Stewart).
8. Coptis teeta, Wall. h.f.br.i., I. 23.
Vern.:—Tita(Ass); Mahmira (Sind); Mamira (H.).
Habitat:—Met with in Mishmi mountains, east of Assam, in temperate regions.
Small stemless herbs.
Rootstock horizontal, perennial, golden yellow, woody, densely fibrous, very bitter. Leaves ternatisect, glabrous, petioles 6-12 in.; leaflets 2-3 in., ovate-lanceolate, pinnatifid, lobes incised, terminal largest. Scape equalling the leaves. Flowers 1-3—pedicelled, regular, small, white on slender leafless scapes. Bracts leafy. Sepals 5-6, 1 in. oblong—lanceolate, acute. Petals 5-6, narrow, ligulate, obtuse, 2 shorter than the sepals. Carpels pedicelled, spreading. Ocules many. Follicles many-seeded. Seeds with a black crustaceous testa. Mishmi nuts, Bengal.
Part used:—The root.
Use:—It is a bitter tonic, useful in fevers and atonic dyspepsia.
9. Delphinium denudatum, Wall. h.f. br. i., I. 25.
Vern.:—Nirbisi, judwâr (H.); Nilobikh (Nepal); Munila (Simla).
Habitat:—West temperate Himalaya, from Kashmir to Knmaon, in grassy places.
Glabrous or slightly downy herbs. Stems 2-3 ft. branched. Radical—leaves 2-6 in. across, orbicular, long-stalked, divided