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Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia, Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca

Tacca nivea, Tacca integrifolia

Bat Head Lily, Bat Flower, Devil Flower, White Tacca
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Curious, bat-like maroon-black inflorescence both in shape and color, with wide spreading, wing-like white bracts, accompanied by long trailing filaments or "whiskers". The small black flowers are succeeded by heavy berries, corrugated olive-green leaves with oblique base. These are interesting, evergreen, perennial and herbaceous plants that grow wild in many tropical climates. They can be grown in humid, tropical greenhouses. See page about Tacca.





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Tacca integrifolia - seeds

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Tacca nivea (integrifolia) - White Bat Head Lily

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Tacca nivea - seeds

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Tacca palmata, Palm-leaved Tacca

Tacca palmata

Palm-leaved Tacca
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A small growing tuberous Tacca with maple-leaf-shaped leathery leaves and tall slender spikes of pale purple to green flowers backed by a clover-leaf of green bracts.

A rich, moist, well-drained soil and a lightly shaded but not too dark position give the best results.




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Tectona grandis, Teak

Tectona grandis

Teak
Family: Verbenaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Ultra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Teak is considered a very valuable wood because of its ability to withstand weather. It even prevents any metal used in it from rusting. Teak is very stable, which means that it does not warp when subjected to variations in humidity and temperature. According to Ayurveda, wood is acrid, cooling, laxative, sedative to gravid uterus and useful in treatment of piles, leucoderma and dysentery. Flowers are acrid, bitter and dry and useful in bronchitis, biliousness, urinary discharges etc. Roots are useful in treatment of urinary system related troubles. According to Unani system of medicine, the oil from flower is hair promoter and useful in scabies. Wood is good for headache, biliousness, burning sensation and pain and liver related troubles. It allays thirst and possess anthelmintic and expectorant properties. Wood is used for ship building, railways, piles in harbour, bridge-building, construction work, furniture and cabinet work. Leaves yield dye, which is used for dyeing cotton and wool. It prefers no competition, so for the first few years, it has to be cleared of weeds and kept from being shaded. After about three years, the trees are large enough to shade out competing vegetation. Teak requires very good drainage and rich soil. It prefers a dry season of about three months.





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Tetracera indica, Tetracera

Tetracera indica

Tetracera
Family: Dilleniaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

A medium size shrub with fragrant powder-puff-like white flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies and other insects. Dense havit, a nice landscaping plant. Can be trimmed to a desired shape. Medium growth rate.





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Tetracera sp., Tetracera, Bee Flower

Tetracera sp.

Tetracera, Bee Flower
Family: Dilleniaceae
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This fragrant shrub is very remarkable. Bees love the honey flowers, there are thousands of them around it! Fine sweet fragrance. Tetracera loureiri is one of the most valued herbs in Thai traditional medicine.

Close related species - Tetracera loureiri (Tetracera fragrans), Tetracera indica.





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