Taxon: Trichodesma indicum (L.) Sm.

Genus: Trichodesma
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Cynoglossoideae
Tribe: Trichodesmeae
Nomen number: 401869
Place of publication: A. Rees, Cycl. 36: Trichodesma no. 1. 1817 (R. Br., Prodr. 149. 1810, nom. inval.; Lehm., Pl. Asperif. nucif. 193. 1818)
Link to protologue:
  • • combination not actually made by R. Brown
  • • original Smith reference consulted to verify authorship
Name Verified on: 25-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Mar-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (of unknown importance in India & Mauritius fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:



    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in tropics)


  1. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  2. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  3. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  4. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  5. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  6. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  7. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)

Check other web resources for Trichodesma indicum (L.) Sm. :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 25 April 2018.