Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Plants being grown as a food crop in a woodland garden. Photograph by: Manojk Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Amorphophallus paeoniifolius is a PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft 7in). It is hardy to zone (UK) The species is monoecious (individual flowers are either. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. campanulatus Sivad., Taxon (), not validly publ.

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Journals of the last 20 years were searched. I found it a bit disordered – if you want all the information on a specific species you have to trawl a,orphophallus the whole book. The air chambers are circular or angular vary in size from wide to narrow being paeoniifoliuss in the central part; the sclerenchymatous cells are found in thick masses located along the periphery of the midrib; the polyhedral, thin walled parenchyma cells covers the remaining portion of the leaf with starch grains and calcium oxalate crystals.

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Growing in a woodland garden in southern India Photograph by: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Not for the casual reader.

It is then potted up in a warm greenhouse in spring ready to be planted out after the last expected frosts. The top part is responsible for secreting mucus that gives off putrid, pungent smell that is used to attract pollinating insects, the middle part of the inflorescence contains staminate, and the base of the inflorescence contains pistillate.

The different leaf amorphophaallus Stomalal number and Index, Vein islet and termination number, Palisade ratio were determined as a measure of quantitative microscopical standards. Thu Apr 14 In antifungal screening the compound showed small zones of inhibition against Aspergillus flavus, Aspergilus niger and Rhizopus aryzae.


The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Flies. However, calcium oxalate is easily broken down either by thoroughly cooking the plant or by fully drying it and, in either of these states, it is safe to eat the plant. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The leaves are also eaten and are used to make a special leaf based curry. Year ISBN Description An excellent, comprehensive book on scented plants giving a few other plant uses and brief cultivation details.

The basic reason is unawareness of Ayurvedic physicians about collective use to this information resulting in their poor documentation amorpophallus reporting. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Pharmacoviglance of Ayurvedic medicines in India.

Views Read Edit View history. Large zones of inhibition were observed in disc diffusion antibacterial screening against four Gram positive bacteria Bacillus subtilisbasillus megateriumStaphylococcus aureus and Sreptococcus pyrogens and six Gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Shigella sonnei, Shigella flexneri, Pseudomonus aerogenosa and Salmonella typhi.

Ying Plesmonium nobile Schott Pythion campanulatum Mart. The pistillate female and qmorphophallus male flowers are on the same plant and are crowded in cylindrical masses as an inflorescence.

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Disc diffusion technique was used for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal screening. It requires hand pollination in Britain[1, ].


Year ISBN – Description Terse details of the medicinal properties of Nepalese plants, including cultivated species and a few imported herbs. You can just see the male top and female bottom flowers inside. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Commons category paeoniifoluus is on Wikidata.

Ayurveda, which can be utilized for development of new drug. Traditional medicine is an important part of healthcare.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 February Right plant wrong place. Tropical conditions in secondary forests, shrub forests and grasslands in arid valley areas at elevations below metres[]. In vitro screening of antimicrobial activity and Preliminary phytochemical screening of — suran.

Cultivation of medicinal plants with laboratory generated species is being attempted on the basis of chemical composition and is likely to be used in increased manner for commercial purposes. In spite of great advances of modern scientific medicine, traditional medicine is still the primary form of treating diseases of majority of people in developing paelniifolius including India; even among those to whom amorphophalluus medicine is available, the number of people using one form or another amoorphophallus complementary of alternative medicine is rapidly increasing worldwide.

Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens. A detailed pharmacognostic morphological, anatomical work and quantitative microscopic standards for the leaves of A.

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