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Economic Botany Section

Lee, Chunghee [1], Shin, Chang-Ho [1], Lee, Hae-Ju [1], Chung, Kyong-Sook [2].

Clarification of taxonomic complexity to identify medicinal plant origin – case study with Angelica (Apiaceae).

One of very popular herbal medicines in East Asia is Osterici Radix. Several plants in Apiaceae have been used for the medicine: Ostericum koreanum Maximowicz, Notopterygium incisum Ting, Notopterygium forbesii Boissier, and Angelica koreana Nakai. To expect positive effect of natural drugs, it is crucial to use the specific part of plants from accurate species. In China, Osterici Radix (qiang huo) is well known root herbal medicine from Notopterygium nicisum C. C. Ting ex H. T. Chang for respiration system and antioxidant. The herbal medicine is also popular in Korea. However, because two cultivars without original plant clarification have been used, it is hard to use accurate herbal medicine for the drug. Complex taxonomic histories have resulted uncertain herbal medicine usages in the case. In this study, to identify origin of two cultivars of Osterici Radix in Korea, we examine morphological and cytological data of two cultivars and proposed origin plants and clarify their taxonomic history by nomenclature and original publications. Two cultivars show significant differences in leaf and fruit features and flowering time. Results of those characters of Angelica grosseserata Maxim, A. polymorpha Maxim, and A. genuflexa Nuttal ex Torrey et Gray will be discussed, and chromosome data of cultivars and potential origin plants will be also discussed in the presentation.

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1 - Korea National Arboretum, 51-7 Jikdongni Soheur-eup, Pocheon-si Gyeonggi-do, N/A, 487-821, Korea
2 - Jungwon University, Medicinal Plant Science, 85 Munmu-ro Goesan-eup, Goesangun, Chungbuk, 367-700, Korea

Osterici Radix
Medicinal and aromatic plants

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 5
Location: River Fork/Grove
Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Time: 11:45 AM
Number: 5013
Abstract ID:771
Candidate for Awards:None

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