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Psorospermum febrifugum (Psorospermum febrifugum)


Psorospermum febrifugum is a flowering plant species in the genus Psorospermum occurring in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It grows in open woodland over a wide range of altitudes. The inconspicuous flowers are fragrant, creamy-white and some 8mm in diameter. The fruit is a small berry some 6mm in diameter and bright red when mature. This plant contains xanthones like sporospermin. - -

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Hypericaceae

              • Genus: Psorospermum