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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Eucomis bicolor
Indications: Administered to people only.
Eucomis bicolor is a summer-growing, deciduous bulbous plant, often growing in clumps. Leaves have purple spots at the base and purplish red, wavy margins. The unbranched inflorescence is spotted with a large overhanging tuft of floppy leafy bracts with a reddish-purple margin. The purple margins may not occur if the plant grows in shade. Flowers have an unpleasant smell, are closely packed together, facing downwards. It has either white, green or mauve tepals, which have purple edges or purple in the centre. The stamens are also purple. Plant Eucomis bicolor in full sun in a compost-rich mixture and water well in summer. It is dormant in winter. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery - https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/eucomis-bicolor/. Accessed on 2020/01/06