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Ryania speciosa
Conservation status
Taxonomy
Kingdom

Plantae

(unranked)

Angiosperms

(unranked)

Eudicots

(unranked)

Rosids

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Salicaceae

Genus

Ryania

Species

R. speciosa

Naming and discovery
Botanist

Vahl[1]

Ryania speciosa is a species of flowering plant in the Salicaceae (formerly Flacourtiaceae[1][2][3]) family. It is native to Colombia.[citation needed]

It is a shrub or tree. The leaves are ovate. Its flowers are white in color.[4]

Uses[]

The structure of ryanodine.

The plant contains the poisonous alkaloid, ryanodine (C25H35NO9), which was once used as a insecticide.[5]

Varieties[]

This list may include synonyms.

  • Ryania speciosa var. bicolor (A.DC.) Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. chocoensis (Triana & Planch.) Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. minor Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. mutisii Monach. (extinct)[1][3]
  • Ryania speciosa var. panamensis Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. stipularis (Linden & Planch.) Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. subuliflora (Sandwith) Monach.[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. tomentella Sleumer[1]
  • Ryania speciosa var. tomentosa (Miq.) Monach.[1]

References[]

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