Breynia androgyna

Breynia androgyna

  • Breynia androgyna
  • Breynia androgyna
  • Breynia androgyna
  • Breynia androgyna
  • Flower name
    Breynia androgyna
  • Scientific name
    Breynia 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.


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Phyllanthaceae
  • Genus
    Breynia
  • Species
    B. androgyna
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typeannual or perennial herb
  • Flower colorsRed Yellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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