Info re S.American plant

P.M.Benoy pmb6 at ukc.ac.uk
Wed Dec 21 08:01:40 EST 1994


>I would be grateful for any information about a plant from Argentina 
>called Sarandi Blanco (Phyllanthus sellowianus).

>The plant is a shrub reputed to have a therapeutic effect on diabetes 
>and is being researched in London. The aim is to obtain enough native 
>plant material for trials and propogation, but material already available 
>from Kew Botanical Gardens has proven ineffective: It may be that a local 
>environmental stimulus is needed for the plant to manufacture the active 
>ingredient.

>If anyone has any suggestions about better places to send this message, 
>(On the Net or elsewhere) they would be most welcome.

>Please reply to Lawrence Benoy  




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