Carrot

Carrot

Scientific name: Daucas carota L.

Local/Bangla name: ‘Gazor’

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)


Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Apiales
Family Apiaceae
Genus Daucas
Species  D. carota

Botanical Description of Carrot

Habit: Plants are mostly annual herb

Root system: tap root modified into tuber

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Stem: Aerial, short and rosette.

Leaf: Compound

gazor-plant

Inflorescence– A simple umbel or compound umbel

Flower-Umbel is usually zygomorphic. Flowers pentamerous and epigynous

carot-flower

carrot-flower

Calyx-Sepal 5, polysepalous, aestivation valvate or imbricate

Corolla– Petal five, polypetalous, two small petals and are bifid which are posterior in position.

Androecium– Stamens five, free, anthers dithecous, introse.

Gynoecium-Bicarpellary, syncarpous, inferior.

Fruit-Scizocarp

Economic Importance

Used as vegetable

Used as medicinal purpose as well

 

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