Aconitum heterophyllum

 

Images by Suresh Rana, Gurcharan Singh & Balkar Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/ef93ee49080c8178/Aconitum-heterophyllum-Gulmarg%20forest-Kashmir-1.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGfROSaPb0MATcbPuFSeHAVgPGJnUtr5Xr-1Zlbgu7wB9Y72RTqzJkuZIztBb-ubafoP-F5YMx54GFkagx08Rc0hTG8FJYm3IOtmXwJL5wCd-gZeVs
 

Common names: Atis root, Ativisha (Sans.), Atis (Hindi)

Tuberous herb up to 90 cm tall, simple or branched from base; lower leaves petiolate, rounded to oval, cordate at base, shallowly lobed or toothed, upper stem-clasping, sharply toothed; flowers 3-4 cm long, in loose raceme or subpaniculate, sepals dull green-purple or dull green-blue, with dark purple veins, upper one pointed in front with rounded top, lateral as long; petals (nectaries) two with about 16-18 mm long claw and 4 mm long hood; follicles 5, 15-20 mm long, slightly downy or glabrous.

Tuberous roots yield alkaloids atisine, heteratisne, atidine, hetidine, etc., roots used for hysteria, throat infections, dyspepsia and vomiting, abdominal pain and diabetes.   

 



Aconitum heterophyllum from Gulmarg, Kashmir:  Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.ex Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount. 56.t.13. 1833
Common names: Atis root, Ativisha (Sans.), Atis (Hindi)
Tuberous herb up to 90 cm tall, simple or branched from base; lower leaves petiolate, rounded to oval, cordate at base, shallowly lobed or toothed, upper stem-clasping, sharply toothed; flowers 3-4 cm long, in loose raceme or subpaniculate, sepals dull green-purple or dull green-blue, with dark purple veins, upper one pointed in front with rounded top, lateral as long; petals (nectaries) two with about 16-18 mm long claw and 4 mm long hood; follicles 5, 15-20 mm long, slightly downy or glabrous.
Tuberous roots yield alkaloids atisine, heteratisne, atidine, hetidine, etc., roots used for hysteria, throat infections, dyspepsia and vomiting, abdominal pain and diabetes.
aconitum of garden variety gets blue flowers...

 
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(5).JPG?part=0.4&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFYbvcCJcKt0fT3GWsPWDFqEUBKHPkWH5-8qVWwtjer9uU0qZqnxOQ2jBBIoi0oltVrL8wOAe-GfxfTbgeKWCi76750_GTtHx6g9WMfcu4yHzVAbn0
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(7).JPG?part=0.5&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGthmtnM-q6rryF_MqT7A4tEa9oZqTxnEZv9ptfVKuKIxOlKd2hI1WJv7qN8z_JR0mtq7K5q5Nr3vFi8UXgnmk2WDqscJAIJ0eOAYRsY-cl7uP-BLQ
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(8).JPG?part=0.6&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEZwoV3A9go0R5VITn131WQZAYXwk80Ne3vAq9QBIbH8yf6Xzynlv-9GANd7-CPWdHQxpGT7ajIxlDltiq0IT2yu7gnfme1iE31FO-WICclOeAmBNU
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(12).JPG?part=0.9&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHJl618hdz0HJeOeEN7UXWdNnDSibswEf8lE9aYjz_cH2IZqHfoEua_UsEB651tg9mcyUkrxt1RXenxO4zWe7wf6wLhAuT8Eu0fc2HI7PdnMobE8f4
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(13).JPG?part=0.10&view=1&vt=ANaJVrE5LNVXEWY0eNecqgvdCvgVEwIfpgqLM-g9VC0511uVlHOn5XIXybWURJhxsnFyaYRq5FVrjf45CausGrpck_FMcoQLi5tWw7mqOByUST9UWF3BY_M
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(3).JPG?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGy-l56EiCKL4XHFXZoa4QFYlZT1ZBz3DGmw83kB5I1aO7N1xVqx7fqebz1tS3FQNGk7b2y62kFGNcxD1J5VdHx8kcZRpYZ2WnwSqtT5-VI2AKXa3U
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(9).JPG?part=0.7&view=1&vt=ANaJVrF279TZilAGA-GCR4PHH6DoUscxVraMqOMhOf9s8IIpMdJHwjf7U0JCa-ZLiK9PLlTy_ByCaCRJodSeMCueq8C0DOlYhrjC1z4erFFHiypQ6efcpvM
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(14).JPG?part=0.11&view=1&vt=ANaJVrG1v7EsTr1UM-tJMBjpA3deewL8_sx_cCYVSEPYd0tcsa-fh-b8Q9wSrRuFJuQ1khq-ES3WaefRJw5L2JGYBBRUCgn8B0faBezoOarCpYx3iIQwlv0
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(16).JPG?part=0.13&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHAgL3YbHiw7hduNAfI22jJblGb7bNzTSBpD6xX5B1sM55UY_QI_XSCEfdiiQULRuQwFVEKTXCOITsTFBN5C98ns3j6tbWpNxmtETv9f0L4wEYponw
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(17).JPG?part=0.14&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFo3H9CO5RMtvPZIdT_V9_NDLIoQnyMwaxTUolx-uzceYKymj9G1cWM5l1jxxTi6wjyxUxj2RiFa_yR95XE4j_5AHI6oVQXZnnMf8PUu6MOQLfmsew
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(23).JPG?part=0.17&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFOQ7IQ76d4Ld1WeLCeIdireefjNgMm-2raXBYi6ypg_74mwXT6Wa52xTGslEX2GD9nrtvBas35xKsStJSjQnqzhh5AIUc7Py9A98WToyErqdbeeuA
 
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(24).JPG?part=0.18&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFXMT2NsQLMMQ-OCTDOk7X6YZCq3rNox4FoeK71TWNAtlDxrFE1DmfHDYHx0uMEGL-Dk9vZJmmr7OnBtTc-8aE0hwoQMD6VCAVOfthR2wn5GHkvuoo
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(18).JPG?part=0.15&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHF2Cws07hul4V7yzPDth6hVwXhIgDtgE-IPVd8bU-gdJHXzpYGdLiot1OefHju8baCjVQFjPyHOIZxaRKjkIdtWNWypaZHkROAaet2DU6wWD4GMgM
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(15).JPG?part=0.12&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFPLun6hXNscE80ML73zKvWRM5l_ljderlvec_Fo9Tnx0dAgKRh5j6Np1S-fCcm7DDyniTkfkgqQxY8guRhKV5rzoztXEuASPEfRNgNVODtarS_Dk0
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(4).JPG?part=0.3&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHFvULGWOfkOcFi5j8GC_sWJ092ADZv9pxNRkwPJtKE-Yrc5hQbwYaGkEarFUIl93OnWOmQ8uZXDc62tYEeU-YzzgHEHpEROc7Xii15jBgie_6E6ag
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(20).JPG?part=0.16&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFKHCLvxrWj-w-6HBO7By-XlFvT3jxFbpYazUGT06rC-JPiXFRQc8nO6LBalqnIZm_L8whtrduhmcydoCXcAr1X9eDp59C3_2auFo0KC3oyeH3kjzk
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(10).JPG?part=0.8&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFliMSLPrm2FLnMmDlBPgyCcw-ScbuUkYRHawzL9UOGbv0puJ7QEg5YW1afR6c_Bwwx90CVJKmBu0aYlCMYMsNi9pYMfg2yVsgC8RiuRen5GZ5Oe2s
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3203a285e718ca9d/Aconitum%20(1).JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHr9HO_Vgs9ZWHkuV6IwjgFzjZrpSBDs3opSzVwXXJY_ruZZ-VCXQvflSMU21jPK3HGe0Ygu-WVEczPwPgtEwd1_YuEc4nnXgnM8uQcYkzfZjn1Upk
Flora of Chakrata: Aconitum sp from Deovan Chakrata:  Aconitum sp from Chakrata
This small herb was seen both cultivated as well as wild
My id is Aconitum heterophyllum
Root of Aconitum is toxic.
So if this is the indigenous himalyan Aconitum.. it is most likely Vatsanabha or Halahal (as in Halahal vish) of Ayurved ... is it? or is the ayurvedic vatsanambha a different species?

I think it is ateesh
another synonym of vatsanabha , I think...
a. ferox and a. heterphylla are both mentioned in the siddha and Ayurveda...
It is a shade loving plant. Aconite is a Homeopathic medicine also.

My Flora Picture of the Year: Aconitum heterophyllum from Gulmarg Kashmir: Two years back I had uploaded an insignificant flower of Bauhinia roxburghiana that looked great after close up was seen under magnification. This year while waiting for Cable car tickets at Gulmarg I strolled into the forest to find an interesting looking, though not very attractive plant, that I knew was Aconitum. Only after I sat to process my photographs and I identified it that I was impressed by great architecture of its dull looking flowers, and subsequently identified it as Aconitum heterophyllum Wall. ex Royle, the Atis Root plant and a very important medicinal plant.
Roots yield a number of alkaloids such as atisine, heteratisine, histisine, heterophyllisine, heterophylline, heterophyllidine, atidine, hetidine, benzotheteratisine, F-dihydroatisine, and hetisinone. Plant is considered as valuable febrifuge and bitter tonic. Roots are also used for hysteria, throat infections, dyspepsia and vomiting, abdominal pain and diabetes.
It purifies blood and also acts as anti-inflammatory agent. It decreases fever and also cures malarial fever.
I am uploading two photographs of this useful plant. 
Incomparable close up Sir. both the images are really eye catching. This is also my passion on how to take more snaps of common plants through my lens which i learn from you. Agreed with ..., Picture of the Year.

Sharing some plants of my recent trip to Bhadarwah high altitudes J&K.
Bot. name: Aconitum heterophyllum
Family: Ranunculaceae
Location: Bhadarwah J&K.
Altitude: 3300 meters asl
Date: 16th August 2012
 
 
Ranunculaceae Fortnight: Aconitum heterophyllum from Kashmir-GSJAN02 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).   
Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.ex Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount. 56.t.13. 1833
Common names: Atis root, Stivisha (Sans.), Atis (Hindi)
Tuberous herb up to 90 cm tall, simple or branched from base; lower leaves petiolate, rounded to oval, cordate at base, shallowly lobed or toothed, upper stem-clasping, sharply toothed; flowers 3-4 cm long, in loose raceme or subpaniculate, sepals dull green-purple or dull green-blue, with dark purple veins, upper one pointed in front with rounded top, lateral as long; petals (nectaries) two with about 16-18 mm long claw and 4 mm long hood; follicles 5, 15-20 mm long, slightly downy or glabrous.
Tuberous roots yield alkaloids atisine, heteratisne, atidine, hetidine, etc., roots used for hysteria, throat infections, dyspepsia and vomiting, abdominal pain and diabetes. 
Wow amazing hood like petal.... sorry it should be sepal.
 
 
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/89bc30cacabda26b/Aconitum-heterophyllum-Chakrata%20Budher%20caves%20road-DSC01781-Chakrata-2.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrF0Yshko-atWIK0dZjYYog3LjWp3YCpnOXFpSkcbZF9K2gyLiE0uhi_6wyzFrlw8jenfdmTMoxdtWHAxE0PeRHGt-1bKCnVbSsgj9HFhjvm7mf2fE4
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/89bc30cacabda26b/Aconitum-heterophyllum-Chakrata%20Budher%20caves%20road-DSC01780-Chakrata-1.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFBXkobZWX0ooswFsRFwtFStY_fkKkD_xjg2P_l8k4s8r7kfRwwQx_XMWSXapr2YOLMfLQFqm75DtI00H7BvnWaD4cczhtOB5cNLOwTBH8XRKi0Pwk
Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.ex Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. Mount. 56.t.13. 1833
Photographed from Budher Caves road Chakrata
Enjoying your Aconitums which are not observed here in Maharashtra.
beautiful upload
it seems to Aconitum heterophyllum
 
 https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/P1016550.JPG?part=0.5&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFR5l_2ag7c9lzJBEM9gZOM4bSFGCcYf_PW0QXjO5-ZrAe5rJz3OXl9hB8aE0rcQjuZmHOWq-u_h8sA8f2BT6NZepwbBjsvUDNIeLkuY5IHP-7kX2Mhttps://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/IMG_0846.jpg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEIGxlq2prlDllZZ_JpW2dbWr0419YP3g4y0X6E74XgFyLb8_Aim5adu7xniTi1zgOrDsO1gFM6VgwF1o7W-9nsspceUWdrD4T_n2H8Eax8EytBfnE
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/P1016552.JPG?part=0.6&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGSJD0tkIdlQmAM-mPdkG9yjj3ePjFFoOsSgLN0YdC_VcR51c-FrBLltjr3l-OmqUaiHXzzgOJcxcDRsZpYOcyidWimBZtYxzNdxtIjKeNQgn9NWbs
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/P1016553.JPG?part=0.7&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFfSBG3QNyECgblwyn0xyCldPEdjCyqi0HlHG9M-jyJviKOCnHMIY5JWNHfIfn1A84CHX9CjpA24lg0foSuImXOJheJyoRkOH0CzpjfQLfl8C67Ogs
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/IMG_0831.jpg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEXkhdTy_H2SRvhaQyoWaVzpVMDGDpfq7y1bpNyOQimoPWyfSXhSBG7dGfMSWOWC66_DKZTApSyi9pXQJ2Xvnm6epYgOySP---J-OARswmPMarV3Ag
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/IMG_0872.jpg?part=0.4&view=1&vt=ANaJVrFb4TkBFwbPrGVhNIUpy2WaUbESPiJUP03Vsda9CW0WzyIkg3sRGx7gnbR8gWwzxTwxqKVEryxIKjtubFd8-35n7SXijcjkqYK89DyVi19jd6_Zv6I
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/P1016554.JPG?part=0.8&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHqlKGz3Lu-Vd40u1WkkOJMeF8A47hd0pSvjrjeP9ze-BatEsH5GDJsxatwTnsSbxw-NASsGZbLnYytYwcNabXmSYIzAjHCyVkmvlz1wFbM7jatYsE

https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/79df3018d02fd/IMG_0849.jpg?part=0.3&view=1&vt=ANaJVrF2ekNq4paJXz9nBZLw8phPss3Sd0aAtivuPpN6orpYeLGim4xNTy-A0kxgBGtLoAckQ-mvh1pz8L2JOpV5l8qdHVexN2Jju5ZkvdOQJGatsIXClno
ID Please.
In my knowledge you are right that is A. heterophyllum

https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3b047ae41aeaa/m_image1.jpeg?part=0.2&view=1&vt=ANaJVrG4toSjg-2PuppyO9ep8NdiO1CzySDOwNe9v_jRBWMOObB4jytfsRkrbxEbJgrBO51bnOeUYIl6pvMeXtgdQ_Sz5nX91AFNCcjx5i0XzcpfJPFf64M
 
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/3b047ae41aeaa/m_image2.jpeg?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrEPQZ0xrrMJGhHQeh6nU8trUpraSoRTd-Qy7J0GKTcO1BkxYaIstnX0LF6IgtBdqls0Vmqs0dxO8q2mFGi6qLPoF1M8CAV2XfxYWdzS_M41XTudS24
PM 1-08-2018. is it Aconitum heterophyllum?? : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Habit- Small Herb
Habitat- wild,
found growing in a hilly moist place near  Hamirpur H.P. at the height of ~800m
29-07-2018

According to the leaves it looks like. To check with the flowers...
  
  
References:
Comments