Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
viminale
NOTES

A leafless, perennial succulent climber with smooth grey-green stems and milky sap.


AUTHORITY
(L.) R.Br.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Creeper
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Fragrant yellow flowers with a white corona are borne in umbels. The inner lobes of the corona are swollen and the outer are ring-like
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Caustic bush
Caustic vine
Caustic creeper
Melkbos
Melktou
Spantou
Spantoumelkbos
Wolfsmelk
Habitat
NOTES: Grows on dry stony slopes in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
Stems are used for gynaecological complaints
Infant treatments
Exact use not specified
Toxicity
Known to contain poisonous principles and the latex causes allergenic responses
Animal treatments
Soft stems in water are used to increase the milk yield in cows
Food
The stems and young fruit are reported to be eaten but some strains are said to be toxic
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Unspecified use
Eye, ear and nose treatments
Unspecified use
Months
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Synonyms for Species
Asclepias aphylla
Asclepiad nuda
Sarcostemma andongonense
Sarcostemma aphyllum
Sarcostemma nudum
Sarcostemma tetrapterum



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