Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Aptenia
Family: Mesembryanthemaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
cordifolia
NOTES

A decumbent, mat forming, perennial with flat, heart-shaped, rather succulent leaves and four-angled stems. It grows about 25 cm high.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Schwantes
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Purple flowers to about 2 cm in diameter
Colour: Purple
Common Name
Brakvygie
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in open shaded areas in the bush where the soil has been disturbed
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Sexual treatments
Leaves and stems are used as an emetic for sexual complaints
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as an enema for gastro-intestinal complaints in infants and children
Nervous treatments
Rubbed into scarifications for nervous complaints
Skin treatments
Exact use not specified
Magical uses
Exact use not specified
Months
December
January
February
March
July
August
September
Synonyms for Species
Litocarpus cordifolius
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium
Tetracoilanthus cordifolius



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