Mussaenda

Mussaenda

Scientific name:  Mussaenda erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

KingdomPlantae
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderGentianales
FamilyRubiaceae
GenusMussaenda
SpeciesM. erythrophylla

 

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Economic Importance

Used as ornamental purposes. Despite this many of the modern medicines are produced indirectly from medicinal plants, for example aspirin. The genus Mussaenda (rubiaceaeis an important source of medicinal natural products, steroids, flavonoids, glycosides and only a few number of species reported positive for alkaloids and tannins.

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