Osbeckia

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Osbeckia
Osbeckia muralis in Kadavoor.jpg
Osbeckia muralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Osbeckia
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Species

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Osbeckia is a genus of plants in the family Melastomataceae. It was named by Carolus Linnaeus for the Swedish explorer and naturalist Pehr Osbeck (1723–1805).

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Distribution[edit]

Osbeckias are native to Eastern AsiaChina, Japan, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and Australasia. Some species have been investigated as herbal remedies.[1][2]

Accepted species[edit]

The following 8 species are accepted as valid botanical names by The Plant List.

Unresolved species[edit]

Following botanical names are used in the texts, but categorized as Unresolved by The Plant List.

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. I. Thabrew, R. D. Hughes, C. D. Gove, B. Portmann, R. Williams & I. G. McFarlane (2000-04-01). "Protection by Osbeckia aspera against carbon tetrachloride-mediated alterations in microsomal drug metabolizing enzyme activity". Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 52 (4): 461–465. doi:10.1211/0022357001774084. 
  2. ^ K. A. P. W. Jayatilaka & M. I. Thabrew (1995). "Protective effects of Osbeckia octandra against paracetamol-induced liver injury". Xenobiotica 25 (9): 1009–1017. doi:10.3109/00498259509046671. PMID 8553682. 

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