Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
physocarpus
NOTES

An annual or perennial herb with milky sap and opposite linear leaves.


AUTHORITY
E.Mey.
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Spherical inflated fruits
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Milk bush
Bindweed
Wild cotton
Melkbos
Bolbos
Balbos
Wildekapok
Habitat
NOTES: Only one record from the roadside in the Eastcot area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Infant treatments
Used as an enema for new born babies
Toxicity
Contains cardiac glycosides
Charms
Unspecified use
Other uses
The seeds have silky hairs which have been used as a substitute for kapok.
Months
November
December
January
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Asclepias brasiliensis
Asclepias physocarpa
Gomphocarpus brasiliensis
Gomphocarpus fructicosus



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