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Uses

Toxic parts

The plant contains calcium oxylate crystals. These cause an extremely unpleasant sensation similar to needles being stuck into the mouth and tongue if they are eaten but they are easily neutralized by thoroughly drying or cooking the plant or by steeping it in water.

Edible uses

Notes

Young leaves - cooked and used as a vegetable[1]. Some caution is advised, see the notes above on toxicity.

Leaves

Material uses

Used as a pesticide[2]. No further details are given, but the report might be referring to the tubers.

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Expectorant. It is used in the treatment of chronic tracheitis, bronchiectasis, tetanus and epilepsy[2].

Unknown part

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a shady position in a cold frame[3]. Stored seed remains viable for at least a year and can be sown in spring in the greenhouse but it will probably require a period of cold stratification. Germination usually takes place in 1 - 6 months at 15°c[3]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse for at least a coupe of years until the corms are more than 20mm in diameter. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst they are dormant. Division of tubers when the plant dies down in late summer.

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Cultivation

Prefers a cool moist peaty soil in the bog, woodland garden or a sheltered border in semi-shade[3][4]. Prefers a loamy or peaty soil[5] and will tolerate a sunny position if the soil is moist but not water-logged and the position is not too exposed[5][4]. This species is the most drought tolerant member of the genus.

Plants are nearly hardy in Britain, they normally succeed outdoors in the milder areas of the country[5]. Only plant out full sized tubers and mulch them with organic matter in the winter[4]. Plants need protection from slugs[4].

Most species in this genus are dioecious, but they are sometimes monoecious and can also change sex from year to year. The flowers of this species are usually either monoecious or all male[6].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Arisaema flavum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Arisaema flavum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Arisaema flavum
Genus
Arisaema
Family
Araceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
?
Herbaceous or Woody
?
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
?
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.1 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Zhang Jingwei. Alpine Plants of China. Gordon & Breach. New York. ISBN 0-677-60190-5 (1982-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.13.2 Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 2. Thompson and Morgan. (1988-00-00)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  6. ? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)

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