Chlorophytum tuberosum (musli)
Chlorophytum tuberosum flower in Maharastra, India. (Photo: Dinesh Valke under CC by 2.0)
Chlorophytum tuberosum (Roxb.) Bak.
musli, safed musli, albasar kwadi, eng’aing’ung’wai
Least Concern (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Forest, woodland or grassland.
Medicinal, ornamental, food.
About this species
Chlorophytum tuberosum is one of several species of Chlorophytum used in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional Hindu system of medicine. Safed musli, as it is known in Hindi, is a herb commonly found in forest patches in India, and is used in a tonic intended to give strength and vigour. The spider plant (C. comosum), of which the variegated form is a popular houseplant, is a member of the same genus and is native to Africa, where the genus Chlorophytum is most diverse.
Anthericum tuberosum, Phalangium tuberosum, Liliago tuberosa