TITLE

Hoodia gordonii: An Overview of Biological and Botanical Characteristics: Part I

AUTHOR(S)
Holt, Stephen; Taylor, Thomas V.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Townsend Letter;Nov2006, Issue 280, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of the biological and botanical characteristics of Hoodia gordonii, a cactus-like plant from South Africa that contains substances which suppress hunger, appetite, and thirst. Hoodia is a genus in the plant family Apocynaceae, and they are stem succulents that can reach up to 1m high and present exuberant flowers, often with flesh color and strong smell. Hoodias are protected plants, typical of the Namib Desert, ranging from Central Namibia to southern Angola.
ACCESSION #
22875187

 

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