Pimpinella pulneyensis Gamble

Pulney Pimpernel (Pimpinella pulneyensis 

The Pulney Pimpernel, described in 1919, was restricted to the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, India, the plant was formerly used by several of the native tribes as a medical plant to treat hemorrhoids (?).

The species was last recorded in 1891 and is now considered most likely extinct.



[1] Sharad Singh Negi: Biodiversity and its conservation in India. New Delhi: Indus Publishing 1993


edited: 04.09.2019