Friday, May 15, 2009

Schisandra lancifolia: another obscure Chinese plant

But look at those buds....pretty nice. I can't wait for the flowers. The vine is vigorous to the point of being frightening.

When I was younger, Schisandra was in the Magnoliaceae. Now it has been awarded its own family, the Schisandraceae. This is another plant from which useful? compounds have been isolated. My Chemistry goes only so far; I can't tell you what a nortripterpenoid is but I'm sure its a great thing.

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