Cynoglossum amabile

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Cynoglossum amabile
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Cynoglossum
Species: C. amabile
Binomial name
Cynoglossum amabile
Stapf & J.R.Drumm.

Cynoglossum amabile is a flowering plant native to Asia,[1] which is also called Chinese hound's tongue,[2] or Chinese forget-me-not . This plant is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens [3]


Cynoglossum amabile contains tumorigenic pyrrolizidine alkaloids.[4]


  1. ^ Cynoglossum amabile at Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN)
  2. ^ Cynoglossum amabile at USDA PLANTS Database
  3. ^ Cynoglossum amabile at NC State University
  4. ^ Fu, P.P., Yang, Y.C., Xia, Q., Chou, M.C., Cui, Y.Y., Lin G., "Pyrrolizidine alkaloids-tumorigenic components in Chinese herbal medicines and dietary supplements", Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2002, pp. 198-211 [1][permanent dead link]