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Star of Bethlehem (Hippobroma longiflora)

Ki tolod or star of Bethlehem (Hippobroma longiflora) is a plant species in Campanulaceae, the shrub stands upright, the leaves are long, the flowers are white, has anti-inflammatory properties but the sap of this plant is poisonous, grows around clear water including ponds and waterways.

H. longiflora has a height of up to 60 cm, branches from the base with a white sap with a sharp and poisonous taste. Single leaf, sitting, lanceolate-shaped strands with a pointed tip, base narrow and 5-17 cm long.

Dlium Star of Bethlehem (Hippobroma longiflora)


The leaf has a bone in the middle, is linear and several veins sideways, the upper surface is dark green, the lower surface is lighter green. The edges are serrated to dent and the surface is slightly rough.

Single flower, erect, has a long stalk, comes out of the axillary, star-shaped crown and is white. The fruit is square to a bell, ducks, breaks into two spaces and has many seeds.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Lobelioideae
Genus: Hippobroma
Species: Hippobroma longiflora

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