Chlorophytum tuberosum is one of several species of Chlorophytum used in genus and is native to Africa, where the genus Chlorophytum is most diverse. Leaves x cm, ensiform, sheathing at base. Scape cm; flowers towards tip of spike, racemose. Bracts cm long, lanceolate. Flowers white. CHLOROPHYTUM TUBEROSUM (Roxb.) Family: Liliaceae Hindi: Safed musli Mundari: Kulaebo, Piri jadu, Piri tar Oraon: Oro arxa.

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Flora of West Tropical Africa 3: Springer – Verlag; User specific search options User. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Habitat In woodland or bushland, often in degraded vegetation, usually on badly drained, heavy black cotton soils, sometimes on lighter, sandy and lateritic soils, often in seasonally tuberozum areas; 30— m.

A photometric adaptation of the Somogyi method for the determination of Glucose. The plant materials were collected from in and around Pune district of Maharashtra during the rainy season for chlofophytum botanical identification.

Chlorophytum tuberosum flower in Maharastra, India. Stamens Stamens shorter than the tepals; filaments filiform, 5—6 mm. Chlorophytum and its related Genera Liliaceae Kew Bulletin. The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: Patil is grateful to authorities of Pune University for providing financial support in the form of research stipend. Chase CR, Pratt R. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.


The outermost layer is the epidermis consisting of uniseriate trichomes followed chloropgytum a very large zone of the cortex. Table 6 Phytochemical study of C.

The Wealth of India- A dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products; pp. Tubberosum could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. The plant generally grows along the forest margins, grassy slopes and rocky places along valleys between and m.

It is being sold in the market under the common name safed musali. Ovule 4 or more in each cell; stigma simple. The quantity of proteins is higher than saponins and carbohydrates [ Table 7 ]. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of ruberosum individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

The stamens are shorter than the tepals. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. It was identified with the help of Flora of The Presidency of Bombay. Chlorophytum tuberosum normally grows at up to 1, m above sea level, but has been found at the summit of the Travancore Range in India at 2, m above sea level. J Non- Timber Forest Prod.

The flowers are borne in a simple raceme with two flowers at chloropnytum node. Open in a separate window.

The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: In addition there are 17 species of Chlorophytum recorded in India of which 11 species of Chlorophytum are found to be growing in Maharashtra. Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity.


These investigations will be useful for the correct botanical identification and authentication of the drug. Uses Chlorophytum tuberosum is cultivated as an ornamental for its large, showy flowers. Nadkarni’s Indian Materia Medica; pp.

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A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Qualitative analysis of the root indicated the presence of proteins, reducing and non-reducing sugars, saponins, fats, tannin, glycoside and alkaloids [ Table 6 ].

Leaves Leaves rosulate, glabrous, lanceolate, 10—50 cm. It occurs in woodland, bushland or grassland, often in degraded vegetation, and in India is also found in mixed forest. The rest of the cortex are rounded to polygonal parenchymatous cells and have no intercellular spaces. The powder was treated with nitrocellulose, 1 N sodium hydroxide, 1 N sodium hydroxide in nitrocellulose and dried for 30 min.

Bracts cm long, lanceolate. The stellar structure shows that the endodermis is followed by the pericycle layer. Int J Ayurveda Res. Flora of Presidency of Bombay; pp.

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Fluorescence analysis was carried out to check the purity of the drug. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Baker appears in other Kew resources: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.