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Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Chlorophytum
Family: Anthericaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
comosum
NOTES

A rhizomatous geophyte to 80 cm with roots which are swollen towards the tips. The leaves are soft and channelled.


AUTHORITY
(Thunb.) Jacq.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers in long few-branched racemes often with leafy tufts at the nodes. The filaments are smooth. The capsules are 3-winged with the pedicels articulated near the middle
Colour: White
Common Name
Hen and chickens
Bracket plant
Ribbon plant
Spider ivy
Spider plant
Walking anthericum
Hen en kuikens
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the shade of the bush near the river
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Childbirth treatments
The whole plant is taken during pregnancy to ensure a healthy birth
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Purgatives
Roots are used as a purgative for new born infants
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Anthericum comosum
Caesia comosa
Chlorophytum burchellii
Hartwegia comosa
Phalangium comosum
Phalangium viviparum
Anthericum longituberosum
Anthericum planifolium
Anthericum sternbergianum
Anthericum valistrappii
Chlorophytum delagoense
Chlorophytum elatum
Chlorophytum pulchellum



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