Scientific name: Carthamus tinctorius L.
Bangla/local name: ‘Kushum Fool’
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Magnoliopsida
Subclass : Asteridae
Order : Asterales
Family : Asterceae
Species :C. tinctorius
Botanical Description of Safflower
Habit: Annual herb, pubescent
Root: Usually tap roots.
Stem: Erect or prostate, rarely climbing, sometime woody
Leaf: Simple some time compound
Flower: Inflorescence head or capitulate
Involucre bract: The head or capitulum are surrounded by a whorl of bracts called the involecre thus producing a flower cluster resembling a single flower.
Economic Importance: Edible oil, used as cosmetic, varnish and paint also.
Table 1. Safflower variety developed by Oil Seed Research Center, BARI, Joydebpur, Bangladesh
|Serial No.||Name of Variety||Released by||Planting season||Yield|