Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Kalalavi | Agnimukhi | Gloriosa superba
classification of Gloriosa superba
Common name: Malabar glory lily
Nature of Gloriosa superba:-
An extensive climber on the leaves are elongated and their tips are modified as tendril. this adaptation helps the plant in climbing. the flowers are large, orange red coloured and very attractive.
characteristics of Gloriosa superba: Leaf tips modified into tendrils and beautiful showy flowers.
medicinal uses of Gloriosa superba: The roots and leaves used in snakebite. leaves given to cattle as antiworm treatment.
Colchicine, an alkaloid obtained from the tubers and seeds fetches high price in the market and used in scientific research.
position of Gloriosa superba: vulnerable in the wild.