(common folk herbs in Kunming)
[synonyms] Baojin, fangdujuan, jiuchongge (flora of Guangzhou), triangle flower (common ornamental plant in North China), purple triangle and ziyalan (common folk herbs in Kunming).
[source] it is the flower of mirabiliaceae.
[plant morphology] cotyledons
Climbing shrubs. Stem stout, with axillary spines. Leaves alternate, papery, ovate or ovate lanceolate, 5-10 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, entire, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous or puberulent below; petiole ca. 1 cm long. The flowers are terminal, usually 3 clustered in bracts, pedicel and midrib of bracts connate; bracts are 3, leaflike, dark red or purple, elliptic, 3-5cm long and 2-4cm wide, entire, papery; corolla tubular, light green, apex 5-toothed. Achenes 5-ribbed.
Native to Brazil; cultivated in China. The flowering period of Guangzhou was between winter and spring, and that of North China greenhouse was from March to July.
[collection] the flowers are collected when they bloom and dried in the sun.
[nature and taste] common folk herbs in Kunming: "bitter and astringent, warm. "
[function indications] common folk herbs in Kunming: "Regulating Qi and blood. Treatment of women with leucorrhea, irregular menstruation. "
[usage and dosage] oral: decoction, 3-5 yuan.
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