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Epimedium grandiflorum
Epimedium grandiflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Epimedium
Species: E. grandiflorum
Binomial name
Epimedium grandiflorum
C. Morren[1]
Synonyms
  • Epimedium macranthum var. violaceum (C. Morren & Decne.) Franch.[1]
  • Epimedium grandiflorum forma violaceum[1]
  • Epimedium violaceum[1]

Epimedium grandiflorum (aka E. Macranthum) is a species of Epimedium.

Epimedium grandiflorum is a flowering plant which has aphrodisiac characteristics, having been shown to increase sexual activity in goats.[2] It commonly is packed in a capsule with some other ingredients or sold as an herb. It is generally packaged with the name "Horny Goat Weed." This plant has bright red stems with green heart shaped leaves which are slightly hairy on the bottom. They grow to a maximum of six to nine inches and in the spring produce light purple colored flowers.

It is known as dâm dương hoắc in Vietnamese.

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Epimedium grandiflorum

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Unassigned Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales
Familia: Berberidaceae
Subfamilia: Berberidoideae
Tribus: Berberideae
Subtribus: Epimediinae
Genus: Epimedium
Species: Epimedium grandiflorum

Name

Epimedium grandiflorum C.Morren

References

  • La Belgique Horticole; Annales de Botanique et d'Horticulture 2:141. 1851
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
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