Tibouchina pulchra

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Tibouchina pulchra
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Tibouchina
Species:T. pulchra
Binomial name
Tibouchina pulchra
(Cham.) Cogn.

Tibouchina pulchra is a plant species in the genus Tibouchina .

<i>Tibouchina</i> genus of plants

Tibouchina Aubl. is a Neotropical flowering plant genus in Melastomataceae Juss. that contains approximately 240 species. Species of this genus are herbs, shrubs or trees and typically have purple flowers. They are native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America where they are found as far south as northern Argentina. Members of this genus are known as glory bushes, glory trees or princess flowers. The name Tibouchina is adapted from a Guianan indigenous name for a member of this genus [2]. A recent systematic study has shown that this genus is paraphyletic.

2,6-Dimethoxybenzoquinone is a toxic chemical compound found in T. pulchra. [1]

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References

  1. Jones, Ellery; Ekundayo, Olusegun; Kingston, David G. I. (1981). "Plant Anticancer Agents. XI. 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoquinone as a Cytotoxic Constituent of Tibouchina pulchra". Journal of Natural Products. 44 (4): 493. doi:10.1021/np50016a019.