Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Asclepias
Family: Apocynaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
gibba var. gibba
NOTES

A perennial geophytic herb to 30 cm.


AUTHORITY
(E.Mey.) Schltr.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A few large flowers in a head at the end of the stem. Keel with a hump-like swelling
Colour: White
Notes: Flowers may be pink
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Humped turret flower
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Snakebite treatments
Unspecified use
Food
The Zulus use the roots as famine food
Months
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Gomphocarpus gibbus
Gomphocarpus oxytropis
Lagarinthus gibbus
Asclepias oxytropis



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