Stellera

Stellera

 

a genus of perennial herbs of the family Thymelaea-ceae. The numerous unbranched stems are densely covered with alternate, entire leaves. The flowers, which are regular and bisexual, are borne by capitate inflorescences. The perianth is corolli-form and has a five-lobed funnelform blade. The fruit is nutlike.

There are two or three species, distributed predominantly in East Asia. A number of species formerly assigned to Stellera are now classified in other genera. The USSR has a single species, 5. chamaejasme, which grows in the southern part of Eastern Siberia and in the Far East. The plant occurs in steppes, on arid slopes, and along forest edges; in some places it forms a thick cover. The leaves and roots contain resins and poisonous organic acids. An infusion of the leaves and a liquid extract are used as laxatives to treat chronic constipation. They are also used as anthelmintics and in the treatment of febrile diseases.

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As a result of long-term overgrazing, some good grasslands have been significantly degraded, such as Stellera chamaejasme Linn, Morina kokonorica Hao, and other poisonous grass.
Extraction of spectral difference characteristics of Stellera chamaejasme in Qilian County of Qinghai Province, Northwest China.
Tori in species of Diarthron, Stellera and Thymelaea (Thymelaeaceae).
The species in winter pasture were: Carex qinghaiensis, Stipa crylovii, Achnatherum inebrians, Pedicularis alaschanica, Heteropappus altaicus, Stellera chamaejasme, Saussurea semifasciata, Artemisia frigida, Agropyron cristatum.
In winter, most species had the highest C31 concentration except for Stellera chamaejasme, Artemisia frigida and Achnatherum inebrians.
Stellera decides that she can't keep her urges under control anymore and must dive into a darker side of her world with people she would have had nothing to do with before all to satiate her desires--and must somehow keep her 'normal' life with family and friends going at the same time.
Joshi (1936) interprets the disk scales of Stellera (Thymclacaceae) in the same way.
Stelleralides A-C novel potent anti-HIV daphnane-type diterpenoids from Stellera chatnaejasme L Organic Letters 13, 2904-2907.
Tatematsu H, Liu GQ, Chen XF, Hirata Y (1986) Stereostructures of Two Biflavanones from Stellera chamnaejasme L.