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Incarvillea sinensis

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Incarvillea sinensis
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Incarvillea
I. sinensis
Binomial name
Incarvillea sinensis

Incarvillea sinensis is a plant species in the genus Incarvillea.


This species is native to Asia and grows to 2 feet tall at maturity. It flowers with rose-like pink flowers. The genus of this plant, Incarvillea is named after the French Jesuit missionary and botanist Pierre Nicholas Le Chéron d'Incarville. [1][2]


The plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as an analgesic and as a treatment for rheumatism. Incarvillateine isolated from Incarvillea sinensis has demonstrated significant analgesic activity when compared to the opiate alkaloid morphine.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Incarvillea sinensis 'Cheron Pink' - Plant Finder".
  2. ^ Yin G, Barrett SC, Luo YB, Bai WN (March 2016). "Seasonal variation in the mating system of a selfing annual with large floral displays". Annals of Botany. 117 (3): 391–400. doi:10.1093/aob/mcv186. PMC 4765542. PMID 26721904.
  3. ^ Nakamura, M.; Chi, Y. M.; Yan, W. M.; Nakasugi, Y.; Yoshizawa, T.; Irino, N.; Hashimoto, F.; Kinjo, J.; Nohara, T. (1999-09-01). "Strong antinociceptive effect of incarvillateine, a novel monoterpene alkaloid from Incarvillea sinensis". Journal of Natural Products. 62 (9): 1293–1294. doi:10.1021/np990041c. ISSN 0163-3864. PMID 10514316.
  4. ^ Wang ML, Yu G, Yi SP, Zhang FY, Wang ZT, Huang B, Su RB, Jia YX, Gong ZH (November 2015). "Antinociceptive effects of incarvillateine, a monoterpene alkaloid from Incarvillea sinensis, and possible involvement of the adenosine system". Scientific Reports. 5: 16107. doi:10.1038/srep16107. PMC 4630779. PMID 26527075.

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