Country of Origin: Western Ghats, Anaimalai Hills and other parts of peninsular India
Uses: fruit and seed are used in the Ayurveda to treat diabetes, leucorrhea, kidney stones, bladder infections2
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Culture: The plant grows on limestone cliffs, on edges or in crevices It dies back in winter or dry season and resumes next spring from the corm.
Propagation is only by seed, does not produce suckers.2
USDA Zone: 8b-10
Accession # 201000134
Source: Mike Bordelon - Smithsonian
Provenance: Seed from Smithsonian 2000-147(F)x1999-174(M)