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  • dandelion

Menispermaceae

 Jateorhiza palmata
  • Botanical: Jateorhiza palmata
  • Family: Menispermaceae
  • Known as: Jateorhiza calumba, Kalumba, Kolombowurzel, Colombo, Handblättriger Kokkel, Handförmiges Mondkorn, Kolombopflanze, Schildblättriger Mondsame
  • Old Use: medical

Jateorhiza palmata

Tall, dioecious twining perennial vine; often reaching the tops of trees. The annual stems, one or two from each root, are hair with glandular tips and have large bright green memraneous leaves which are palmate, alternate and long petioled. The flowers are insignificant and greenish-white. The female flower is followed by moon-shaped stone in a drupe. Male flowers are in 30 cm( 1) long panicles. The tuberous root is large and fleshy, about 3-8 cm (1.24-3.25) in diameter with a thick bark. Transverse section yellowish, outside greyish-brown. Taste is muscilagenous and very bitter.

Indian Berry
  • Botanical: Anamirta cocculus
  • Family: Menispermaceae
  • Known as: Cocculus indicus, Scheinmyrte, Indische Scheinmyrte, Kokkelskörnerstrauch, Kokkelspflanze
  • Old Use: medical
  • Aroma: herbaceius

Indian Berry

A poisonous climbing plant with ash-coloured corky bark, leaves stalked, heart-shaped, smooth, underside pale with tufts of hair at the junctions of the nerves and at the base of the leaves, the flowers are pendulous panicles, male and female blooms on different plants; fruit round and kidney shaped, outer coat thin, dry, browny, black and wrinkled, inside a hard white shell divided into two containing a whitish seed, crescent shaped and very oily.