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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Wagner H, Baldt S. Conservation assessments carried out at Kew Chlorophytum tuberosum is being monitored as part of the ‘IUCN Sampled Red List Index for Plants’, which aims to produce conservation assessments for a representative sample of the world’s plant species.

Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Its leaves and roots are edible. General chloropytum of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. High Performance- Thin Layer Chromatography for the analysis of medicinal plants; p. Glossary of Indian medicinal Plants; p. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use chlodophytum Privacy Policy. The details, including images, of some of these can be seen online in the Herbarium Catalogue.

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Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. The plant materials were collected from in and around Pune district of Maharashtra during the rainy season for correct botanical identification. This species at Kew Pressed and dried and alcohol-preserved specimens of Chlorophytum tuberosum are held in Kew’s Herbarium, where they chlorophytmu available to researchers by appointment.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. However, ruberosum to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

Widespread from Nigeria to eastern tropical Africa, and also found across central and southern India to Burma Myanmar. Stamens Stamens shorter than the tepals; filaments filiform, 5—6 mm. Scape cm; flowers chlorlphytum tip of spike, racemose.

In addition there are 17 species of Chlorophytum recorded in India of which 11 species of Chlorophytum are found to be growing in Maharashtra. Tuebrosum filtrate is used as an application for saponins and stegmasteroids. Protein measurement with the Folin-Phenol reagent. The powder was treated with nitrocellulose, 1 N sodium hydroxide, 1 N sodium hydroxide in nitrocellulose and dried for 30 min. Chase CR, Pratt R.

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Distribution India, Myanmar Ecology Forest, woodland or grassland. In India the roots are dried and used as a popular tonic and aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine. Tuberksum is being sold in the market under the common name safed musali. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. J Med Aromatic Plant Sci.


The plant generally grows along the forest margins, grassy slopes and rocky places along valleys between and m. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance.

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Uses Chlorophytum tuberosum is cultivated as an ornamental for its large, chloophytum flowers. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Publication and Information Directorate; Peduncles Peduncle stout, 10—35 cm.

Chlorophytum roots are usually collected before plants have reached maturity, thus hampering natural regeneration. Saponins are the important chemical and justify the use of tubers of this plant and are used as a well-known health tonic, aphrodisiac and galactogogue. The transverse section of the root had a circular outline. Inflorescences Inflorescence unbranched or rarely with a tuverosum basal branches, racemose, dense, up to 17 cm.

Reich E, Schibii A. Patil is grateful to authorities of Pune Chlorophtum for providing financial support in the form of research stipend. Phytochemical studies and comparative efficacy of crude extracts of some homeostatic plants in Edo and Delta state of Nigeria.