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Small herbs, rhizome to 15 cm long, oblong, perennial. Leaves x 2 cm, lanceolate, plicate, base sheathing, pilose, subsessile. Perianth yellow, cm. Kali Musli (Curculigo orchioides Gaetrn.) Pankaj Oudhia Society for Parthenium Management (SOPAM) A, Geeta Nagar, Raipur – Curculigo orchioides Gaertn (family Hypoxidaceae, also known as black or kali musli), is an endangered medicinal plant used for diverse medicinal purposes.

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It also has a stimulating effect orchioires the immune system[ ]. Golden Eye Grass is a herbaceous tuberous perennial with a short or elongate root stock bearing several fleshy lateral roots. Orchid Palm Grass.

Star grass, Golden-eyed grass. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Related observations Show all. Flower In racemes, solitary or ; yellow. Can include ecosystem services. Wild edible plants of Hassan District, Karnataka: A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

The leaves are large, sword shaped and folded like a fan. Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Swelling of the tongue has been reported as a side-effect after drinking a decoction from the rhizome; in China the recommended antidote is a decoction of Rheum tanguticum with sodium sulphate[ ].


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Curculigo orchioides: the black gold with numerous health benefits.

Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. It is hardy to zone UK 10 and is frost tender. This is orcioides QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

Forests and open grassy slopes from near sea level to 1, metres in southern China[ ]. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Orchidaceae family of Sanjay Gandhi National Park has been studied. Please view the copyright link for more information. Send a request for permission. QR Code What’s this?

Curculigoside exerts immunological and protective effects[ ]. It has hardy leaves and can take shade: The flowers and fruits are inconspicuous because they are close to the ground and partially covered by the bracts and leaves[ ]. Fruit baccate; seeds subglobose. Division of the rootstock[ ].

Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. A role in ayurvedic formulation Desc: It is a stem-less perennial herb with a cluster of leaves from the roots that forms into a clump. Observation specific search options Observed during.

This taxon has not yet been assessed. The rhizome mixed with curd and taken orally for 3 days is believed to increase sperm count. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.


Curculigo orchioides: the black gold with numerous health benefits.

May also be referred to include anatomy. Field tips Leaves radical, plicate, strongly nerved; basal sheath densely imbricate. Succeeds in humid tropical and subtropical areas and can be cultivated outdoors in warm, essentially frost-free temperate areas[ ].

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. It can grow in semi-shade light woodland or no shade. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

User specific search options User. For more information about QR Codes click here. Hypoxidaceae Star Grass family Synonyms: Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons.

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