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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Cleome gynandra.

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Cleome gynandra.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

A decoction of the root is used to treat fevers[1][2]. The juice of the root is used to relieve scorpion stings[2].

The leaves, applied as a poultice, are used as a vesicant and rubefacient in the treatment of rheumatism[1][2]. The juice of the leaves is a remedy for pain in the ear[1]. The seeds are anthelmintic and rubefacient[1][2].

The whole plant is used in the treatment of scorpion stings and snake bites[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse[3]. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25°c[3]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20°c depress germination but a night time fall to 20° is necessary[3].

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Cultivation

Prefers a light fertile soil in a warm dry sunny position with plenty of room to spread[4][5]. A frost tender plant, it can be grown as a summer annual in Britain[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Cleome gynandra.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Cleome gynandra
Genus
Cleome
Family
Capparidaceae
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
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    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. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Medicinal Plants of Nepal Dept. of Medicinal Plants. Nepal. (1993-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Manandhar. N. P. Plants and People of Nepal Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-527-6 (2002-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 4. Thompson and Morgan. (1990-00-00)
    4. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)