Plant / Crop name – Ramtil (Niger)
Botanical name –
Family – Asteraceae (Compositae)
Niger is a slender, more branching, and yellow-flowered seasonal plant of the Asteraceae family (Flower family) that is grown for its seeds from which oil is extracted, which is very effective.
Common name of Ramtil
Plant description of Ramtil (Nizer)
Plant – Its plant is 4 to 6 feet high, full of subsidiary branches. But in today’s time, its height remains only 1 to 3 feet. Its stem is soft and green in early stages, and black and hard in maturity. Then in the dry state, it is comparatively more rigid and darker black.
Flower – Its flower is yellow in color with 4 petals and is full of the pollen grain.
Leaf – Its leaves are conical green.
Seed – Its seeds are of small black color about 0.5 cm in size. From which oil is extracted and used.
Scientific classification of Niger (Ramtil)
Clade: Angiosperms (flower plant group)
(unranked) : Eudicots
(unranked) : Asterids
Family: Asteraceae (Flower family)
Species: G. abyssinica
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