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Useful Tropical Plants

Gladiolus bojeri

(Baker) Goldblatt

Iridaceae

+ Synonyms

Geissorhiza bojeri Baker

Common Name:

Gladiolus bojeri
Flower
Photograph by: George E. Schatz
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Gladiolus bojeri Gladiolus bojeri

General Information

Gladiolus bojeri is a perennial plant producing grass-like stems 15 - 45cm, occasionally 60cm, tall from an underground corm.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
,
577
Title
Adansonia Vol. 11
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 11
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1989
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a monograph of the genus Gladiolus in Madagascar. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

Africa - Madagascar.

Habitat

Open grassland, usually in thin or stony soils, and on rock outcrops[
577
Title
Adansonia Vol. 11
Publication
Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle Tome 11
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle; Paris.
Year
1989
ISBN
 
Description
Contains a monograph of the genus Gladiolus in Madagascar. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitCorm
Height0.35 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bulb is digestive and stomachic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It is also used in the treatment of syphilis, ulcers and wounds[
565
Title
Madagascar. An Environmental Profile.
Publication
 
Author
Jenkins M.D. (Editor)
Publisher
World Conservation Monitoring Centre; Cambridge.
Year
1987
ISBN
2-88032-607-9
Description
Contains a list of the Ethnobotanical uses of Madagascar plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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