- Flower nameBreynia androgyna
- Scientific nameBreynia androgyna
- AliasSauropus androgynus, サウロパス・アンドロジナス
- Place of originSoutheast Asia
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Subtropical region
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September
What is Breynia androgyna
Breynia androgyna , Sweet leaf bush or Amameshibaba (Scientific name: Breynia androgyna, synonym: Sauropus androgynus) is an annual or perennial herb native to Southeast Asia in the genus Amameshibaba in the family Phyllanthaceae. It is a member of the former Euphorbiaceae family. The flowers are dioecious. Male flowers have yellow sepals at the base of the branch, while female flowers have six reddish-purple sepals and light green pistils at the tip of the branch. The leaves are locally boiled and used as a vegetable, and the fruits are candied and used as food. However, the whole plant contains toxins such as papaverine, euphorbine, and thymol, which can cause respiratory, bronchial, and liver damage if ingested in large quantities.
Common name: Breynia androgyna, Scientific name: Breynia androgyna, Synonym: Sauropus androgynus, Also known as Sauropus androgynus, Katuk, Sweet Leaf Bush, Reginus, Plant height: 150 cm, Leaf color: dark green, Leaf length: 2-6 cm, Leaf width: 1.5-3 cm
Corolla: 6-petaled; Flowering season: summer and autumn; Flower color: red, yellow; Fruit color: white to peach; Seed color: black; Notes: All plants poisonous.