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Useful Tropical Plants

Bulbine asphodeloides

(L.) Spreng.

Xanthorrhoeaceae


Bulbine abyssinica A.Rich., native through much of Africa, has often been confused with this species and, as their ranges overlap, it is not always clear to which of the 2 species a medicinal use should be attributed[
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+ Synonyms

Anthericum altissimum Mill.

Anthericum asphodeloides L.

Anthericum longiscapum Jacq.

Anthericum succulentum Salisb.

Bulbine altissima (Mill.) Fourc.

Bulbine crocea L.Guthrie

Bulbine dielsii Poelln.,

Bulbine longiscapa (Jacq.) Willd.

Bulbine mettinghii Ten.

Bulbine pallida Baker

Phalangium altissimum (Mill.) Kuntze

Phalangium asphodelodes (L.) Kuntze

Phalangium longiscapum (Jacq.) Kuntze

Common Name:

Bulbine asphodeloides
Drawing of the flowering stem
Photograph by: Ker Gawler, Botanical Magazine 1811
Public domain
Bulbine asphodeloides Bulbine asphodeloides

General Information

Bulbine asphodeloides is a perennial herb producing a rosette of grass-like leaves from a short, thick rhizome. The leaves are around 30cm long, with a flowering stem up to 75cm long[
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
]. The plant gradually spreads to form small clumps.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Southern Africa - Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Rocky hillsides, on sandy soils and roadsides at elevations from 500 - 800 metres in Mozambique[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
PollinatorsBees
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaf sap is applied to promote wound healing[
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A decoction of the rhizomes is drunk to cure scrofula, venereal diseases and diarrhoea[
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Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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