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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Zantedeschia aethiopica
Indications: Administered to people only. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant, evergreen where rainfall and temperatures are adequate, deciduous where there is a dry or cold season. Its preferred habitat is in streams and ponds or on the banks of rivers. It grows to 0.6–1 m tall, with large clumps of broad, arrow-shaped dark green leaves up to 45 cm long. The inflorescences are large and are produced in spring, summer and autumn, with a pure white spathe up to 25 cm and a yellow spadix up to 90 mm (3 1⁄2 in) long. The spadix produces a faint, sweet fragrance. Zantedeschia aethiopica is best grown near or in water. If that is not the case, it can be planted in semi-shade. It makes an excellent cut flower. (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/zantedeschia-aethiopica/. Accessed on 2020/01/06