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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The petiole is circular in cross sectional view with two short adaxial wings. Morphological studies were done to determine the characteristics of leaves. The leaf is compound, solitary, petiole stout, mottled and paeoniifklius showed microscopically dorsiventral in nature with epidermis, parenchyma, sclerenchyma, vascular bundles, air chambers, cell contents and no trichomes.

Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to amorphoophallus plant will be included. Traditional medicines have not however been incorporated in most national heath systems and the potential of services provided by the traditional practitioners is far from being fully utilized.

Dorai T, Aggarwal BB. 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.

Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers in Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Dennst. Complete information about the plant has been collected from various books, journals and Ayurvedic classical texts like Samhitas, Nighantus etc.

Spadix sessileshorter or longer than spathe7 to about 70 cm long.

Tropical conditions in secondary forests, shrub forests and grasslands in arid valley areas at elevations below metres[]. Inflorescence short-peduncled; peduncle 3 to 20 cm long, about 1 to 8 cm in diameter, usually paler and smoother than petiole ; spathe campanulatebroader than long, 10 to about 40 cm long, 15 to about 60 cm in diameter, base and limb often separated by a shallow constriction, limb spreading, strongly undulatebase outside very variable, background color ranging from pale green to dark brown, usually with large and small, circular paler spots, base inside lower part deep maroon, upper zone dirty whitish or very pale pinkish, limb outside as base but with more prominent maroon flushes, especially near the margin, limb inside usually glossy dark maroon, base within densely verrucate, verrucae variable, mostly conicalfleshy.


Quality control of herbal amorphophhallus. Thu Apr 14 Plants For Paeoniicolius Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The tuber is harvested in amorphopha,lus autumn after top growth has been cut back by frost and it must be kept quite dry and frost-free over winter[1, ]. However the flavonoidal and phenolic contents of ME was found to be higher.

Plant description Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Dennst. Int J Pharm Biol Res. The compiled data may be helpful for the researchers to focus on the priority areas of research yet to be discovered.

The phytochemical screening shows the presence of steroids, in the petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tubers. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

It requires hand pollination in Britain[1, ]. Plants being grown as a food crop in a woodland garden Photograph by: Potential therapeutic applications of some antinutritional plant secondary metabolites. All plant pages have their own unique code.

From the dose response curve the effective dose ED 50 for the CNS depressant activity was calculated to be approx. Rhizome – cooked[2, 4,]. The flower bud emerged from the corm as a purple shoot, and later blooms as a purple inflorescence.

Out of these drugs derived from traditional system, are of mineral and animal origin while the rest are of the vegetable origin. Our new paeoniifllius to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Diazepam at the dose level of 0. Caution is advised, see notes above on probable toxicity.

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J Agric Food Chem. Year ISBN – Description Terse details of the medicinal properties of Nepalese plants, including cultivated species and a amorphophallua imported herbs. The methanolic extract of A. The leaves are also eaten and are used to make a special leaf based curry.

It is hardy to zone UK Siddha properties Siddha name- Karunai Kilangu. Published by Lalit Mohan Basu; QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras.

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Open in a separate window. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and amorpgophallus form. In cytotoxic determination, LC50 of the compound against brine shrimp nauplii was For more information about QR Codes click here.

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Click on images to enlarge Inflorescence. Consequently, an increase in traditional tread in herbal medicines and other type of traditional medicines has occurred. Pharmacoviglance of Ayurvedic medicines in India.

Disc diffusion technique was used for in vitro antibacterial and antifungal paelniifolius. Later in the second day, the female flower will no longer be receptive of pollens, the male flowers will start to bloom, and the inflorescence will open again.

Isolation and characterization of Secondary Metabolite from Amorphophallus paeoniifolius for Hepatoprotective activity.

Nicolson – whitespot giant arum”. Anti-inflammatory activity of methanolic extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius and its possible mechanism.