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(This whole page is a poor attempt of translation of the Illustrated Handbook for Medicinal Materials from Nature in Yunnan, mistakes are and will be made, sorry)

Sanfensan - Anisodus acutangulus C.Y.Wu et C.Chen

Chinese name

三分三 sān fēn sān

Other names

Latin name

Anisodus acutangulus C.Y.Wu et C.Chen


Description from Flora of China

Plants 1-1.5 m tall, glabrous or glabrescent. Roots stout, yellow-brown, pale yellow within. Petiole 0.5-1(-1.5) cm; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, 8-15 × 3-6 cm, papery or submembranous, base cuneate or slightly decurrent, margin entire, sinuate, or sometimes 1-3-toothed, apex acuminate. Pedicel ca. 2 cm. Calyx 3-4.5 cm, with 10 erect veins, glabrous or sparsely pubescent abaxially, irregularly 4- or 5-lobed; lobes narrowly deltate, 2 (or 3) of which are longer and larger, 2-2.5 cm. Corolla pale yellow-green, sometimes purplish; lobes purplish, similar to calyx in shape, barely exceeding calyx to about twice as long, 2.5-3(-4) cm, pubescent, with a purple spot at base of tube abaxially. Stamens included, about half as long as corolla; anthers 5-5.6 mm. Fruiting pedicel to 7 cm, curved. Fruiting calyx 3.5-4.5 cm. Capsule nodding.


Grassy slopes, waste lands; 2800-3100 m. Sichuan, Yunnan

Used parts

The root.


Bitter, acrid, warm. Very toxic.


Medicinal use