Flueggea suffruticosa

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Flueggea suffruticosa
Securinega suffruticosa.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Genus: Flueggea
Species: F. suffruticosa
Binomial name
Flueggea suffruticosa
  • Pharnaceum suffruticosum Pall.
  • Securinega ramiflora Müll. Arg.
  • Securinega suffruticosa (Pall.) Rehder[1]

Flueggea suffruticosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Phyllanthaceae. It is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, where it has the name yī yè qiū (Chinese: ).[2]

Flueggea suffruticosa contains the alkaloid securinine,[citation needed] which has been regarded as a CNS stimulant since the 1960s,[citation needed] and was used to study other related effects on the CNS as a GABAA receptor antagonist in Russia and China.[3][not in citation given]


  1. ^ a b "Flueggea suffruticosa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-02-06.
  2. ^ "Securinega suffruticosa - Plants For A Future database report". Archived from the original on 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-06.
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