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Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
ЂEvaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


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Polygonatum multiflorum

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Liliopsida » Order: Asparagales » Family: Asparagaceae

Polygonatum multiflorum
It is in flower in June, and the
seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and
female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile.

The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils,
requires well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. The plant prefers
acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep
woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It requires dry or moist soil and
can tolerate drought.

Polygonatum latifolium

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Liliopsida » Order: Liliales » Family: Liliaceae

Polygonatum latifolium
Rhizomes shallowly set, 1Ц2 cm
thick. Stems arching, angled, 1Ц12 dm, sparsely hirsute distally; sheathing
bract cauline, papery, caducous. Leaves short-petiolate, 7Ц12.5 × 3Ц7
cm; blade elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, glabrous adaxially, minutely hairy or
pilose on abaxial veins, apex abruptly acuminate; prominent veins 3Ц9.
Inflorescences in most leaf axils except distalmost and proximal 2Ц4;
peduncle reflexed, axillary 2Ц3(Ц4)-flowered. Flowers: perianth whitish,
tipped with green, tube 10Ц18 mm, distinct tips 3 mm; stamens inserted near
middle of perianth tube; filaments glabrous or sparsely downy. Berries 6Ц9
mm. 2n = 20.

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