Psilopeganum

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Rutaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Psilopeganum
Hemsl.
Species: P. sinense
Binomial name
Psilopeganum sinense

Psilopeganum is a genus of flowering plants of the family Rutaceae.

Characteristics[edit]

It is a monotypic genus, with only a single species: Psilopeganum sinense Hemsl. (Chinese: ; pinyin: shān má huáng, not to be confused with ma huang).

Distribution[edit]

It is native to the Three Gorges Reservoir area, in the Hubei province of central China, where it has become endangered. A specimen exists at the New York Botanical Garden.[1]

Medicinal uses[edit]

P. sinense is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.

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