Article Index
NILAPPANA
1. Botany
2. Chemical Constituents
3. Medicinal Properties & Use
4. Soil & Climate
5. Propagation
6. Planting & Aftercare
7. Pest & Diseases
8. Harvest & Processing
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 Botany

   It is a small herbaceous perennial plant belonging to  ‘Dasapushpa’ group.
Rhizome narrowly oblong, cylindrical and growing vertically,   4-5 cm long and 1 cm diameter.
Leaves elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate,   30 x 5 cm;
Inflorescence is a raceme with bisexual flowers towards the base and  male flowers towards the apex.
Perianth yellow, pubescent, 1cm across, lobes oblong-obtuse,  stamens yellow and conspicuous. Ovary pilose, fruit narrowly oblong. Pods contain 4-5 seeds which do not germinate under natural conditions.
Natural regeneration is through plantlets formed at the leaf tips touching wet soil.