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Useful Tropical Plants

Camptorrhiza strumosa

(Baker) Oberm.

Colchicaceae

+ Synonyms

Camptorrhiza flexuosa (Baker) Sterling

Camptorrhiza junodii (Schinz) Sterling

Camptorrhiza schlechteri (Engl.) E.Phillips

Iphigenia dinteri Dammer ex Schinz

Iphigenia flexuosa Baker

Iphigenia guineensis Baker

Iphigenia junodii Schinz

Iphigenia schlechteri Engl.

Iphigenia strumosa Baker

Iphigeniopsis flexuosa (Baker) Buxb.

Iphigeniopsis junodii (Schinz) Buxb.

Iphigeniopsis schlechteri (Engl.) Buxb.

Iphigeniopsis strumosa (Baker) Buxb.

Melanthium guineense Welw. ex Baker

Common Name:

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General Information

Camptorrhiza strumosa is a perennial plant producing a single, erect, unbranched stem 5 - 40cm tall from an underground corm[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible tuber.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, S. Africa.

Habitat

Growing in small colonies in open, sandy habitats[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitCorm
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of semi-arid areas in the tropics and subtropics, where it can be found at elevations from 45 - 1,530 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Edible Uses

Corm[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
]. The corm is small and is fairly deep in the soil, so is difficult to find and harvest[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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