Sigesbeckia orientalis

Family Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)
Scientific name Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
Synonyms Siegesbeckia brachiata Roxburgh; Siegesbeckia gracilis de Candolle; Siegesbeckia microcephala de Candolle; Siegesbeckia orientalis L.; Siegesbeckia orientalis L. forma angustifolia Makino; Siegesbeckia orientalis L. var. angustifolia Makino; Sigesbeckia humilis Koidzumi; Sigesbeckia iberica Willdenow; Sigesbeckia orientalis L. subsp. caspica Kitamura
Common name (Japanese common name) tuskushi-me-namomi (ツクシメナモミ, 筑紫雌ナモミ [meaning: Tsukusi female namomi (Tsukushi = an old name of Fukuoka Prefecture in Kyushu; meaning of namomi is unknown)]
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Kanto region; mere), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) China, Taiwan, Australia, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar, Bolivia
Habitat Field, farm yard
Chromosomal number 2n=30
Description Plants electing ca. 30-80cm tall. Leaves ca. 8-12cm long. Flowers yellow ca. 5-8mm across, flowering in July to September (all seasons in Okinawa). Perennial plants.
Reference Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
Sigesbeckia orientalis L.
ent-Pimarane-Type Diterpenoids from Siegesbeckia orientalis L.
Compositions with analgesic, antipyretic and antiinflammatory properties (US Patent 5908628/1999)
Tocopherol esters and their cosmetic and pharmaceutical uses (US Patent 6136851/2000)
Use of potentilla erecta extract in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical field (US Patent 6193975/2001)
Herbal chinese joint complex (US Patent 6350476/2002)
Uses of D-xylose, the esters thereof and oligosaccharides containing xylose for improving the functionality of epidermal cells (US Patent 6495147/2002)
Cosmetic treatment method for fighting against skin ageing effects (US Patent 6471972/2002)
Cosmetic dermabrasion treatment system (US Patent 7179477/2007)
Antiaging cosmetic delivery systems (US Patent 7320797/2008)
Note Siegesbeckia orientalis L. occurs mainly in Okinawa and southern Kyushu.
Digital flora of China has described 'It is virtually impossible to effectively distinguish S. orientalis from S. glabrescens; they are thus treated as synonymous.'

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