Damiana

Damiana Flower or Turnera diffusa

Turnera diffusa

Turnera_diffusa (Wikipedia)

Turnera diffusa
Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca 002.JPG
Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malpighiales
Family:Passifloraceae
Genus:Turnera
Species:
T. diffusa
Binomial name
Turnera diffusa
Varieties

T. d. var. aphrodisiaca (G.H.Ward) Urb.
T. d. var. diffusa

Synonyms
List
    • Bohadschia humifusa C.Presl
    • Bohadschia microphylla Griseb.
    • Triacis microphylla (Desv.) Griseb.
    • Turnera aphrodisiaca Ward
    • Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca (Ward) Urb.
    • Turnera humifusa Endl. ex Walp.
    • Turnera microphylla Desv.
    • Turnera pringlei Rose
Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca foliage and inflorescence
A bottle of Damiana liqueur

Turnera diffusa, known as damiana, is a shrub native to southern Texas in the United States, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. It belongs to the family Passifloraceae.

Damiana is a relatively small, woody shrub that produces small, aromatic flowers. It blossoms in early to late summer and is followed by fruits that taste similar to figs. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like odor somewhat like chamomile, due to the essential oils present in the plant.

Damiana (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

damiana (uncountable)

  1. Turnera diffusa, an American passifloraceous shrub used in making a traditional Mexican liqueur.

Anagrams

  • Adamian
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