Danae racemosa

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Danae racemosa
Danae racemosa - J. C. Raulston Arboretum - DSC06157.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Nolinoideae
Genus: Danae
Species: D. racemosa
Binomial name
Danae racemosa
(L.) Moench[1]

Ruscus racemosus L.

Danae is a monotypic genus of flowering plants. Danae racemosa is a slow-growing evergreen shrub about 60 cm in diameter and its common names are Alexandrian laurel and poet's laurel.[2] In the APG III classification system, Danae is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae).[3]

The hydro-methanolic extract as well as two flavonoids isolated from the leaves of this plant have been found to exhibit anti-nociceptive properties in rats.[4]


  1. ^ a b Search for "Danae", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-03-25 
  2. ^ Erv Evans. "Shrubs: Danae racemosa". North Carolina State University. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. ^ Chase, M. W.; Reveal, J. L. & Fay, M. F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x 
  4. ^ Maleki-Dizaji, Nasrin; Fathiazad, Fatemeh; Garjani, Alireza (2007-12-01). "Antinociceptive properties of extracts and two flavonoids isolated from leaves of Danae racemosa". Archives of Pharmacal Research. 30 (12): 1536–1542. ISSN 0253-6269. PMID 18254240. 

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