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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Campanulaceae
Subfamilia: Campanuloideae
Genus: Michauxia
Species: M. campanuloides – M. koeieana – M. laevigata – M. nuda – M. stenophylla – M. tchihatcheffii – M. thyrsoidea

Michauxia L'Hér., Michauxia: i (1788), nom. cons.

Type species: Michauxia campanuloides L'Hér., Michauxia: i (1788)

Primary references

L'Héritier de Brutelle, C.L. 1788. Michauxia.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Michauxia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 15. Reference page. 2014. Michauxia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 July 15.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Michauxia. Published online. Accessed: July 15 2014.

Michauxia is a genus of plants in the family Campanulaceae. It contains 7 known species native to southwestern Asia.[1][2]

Michauxia campanuloides L'Hér. - Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel
Michauxia koeieana Rech.f. - Iran
Michauxia laevigata Vent. - Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Turkey
Michauxia nuda A.DC. in Candolle - Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq
Michauxia stenophylla Boiss. & Hausskn. in P.E.Boissier - Iran
Michauxia tchihatcheffii Fisch. & C.A.Mey. - Turkey
Michauxia thyrsoidea Boiss. & Heldr. in P.E.Boissier - Turkey

Medicinal properties

Several species of Michauxia - notably M. nuda and M. tchihatcheffii - are used in the treatment of wounds in Turkish folk medicine. Recent scientific evaluation has confirmed that these plants possess wound-healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.[3]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2012 Jan 31 Wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities of the Michauxia L'Hérit (Campanulaceae) species native to Turkey. Güvenç A., Akkol E.K., Hürkul M.M., Süntar I. and Keleş H.

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