(Bolax gummifera)

B. glebaria.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Bolax gummifera

Plants can be used for ground cover, forming a very dense carpet of growth[208].

  • Medicinal Use

    An oleo-resin obtained from incisions made at the base of the main stem is antispasmodic and deobstruent[4].

  • Edible Use

    Root – raw or roasted[69].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – it may be best to sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring. Stored seed should be sown in late winter in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of rooting rosettes in the summer[188]
Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty humus-rich soil[188, 200]. A cushion plant up to 1.2m in diameter[69], it is often included in the genus Azorella[188]. Plants rarely flower in cultivation[188]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Southern S. America

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