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Bergenia crassifolia

Bergenia crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia, like many of its congeners, was originally believed to be a saxifrage
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Bergenia
Species: B. crassifolia
Binomial name
Bergenia crassifolia
(L.) Fritsch

Bergenia crassifolia var. crassifolia
Bergenia crassifolia var. pacifica


Bergenia cordifolia (Haw.) Sternb.
Saxifraga cordifolia
Saxifraga crassifola

Bergenia crassifolia, the badan, Siberian tea, Mongolian tea, leather bergenia, winter-blooming bergenia, heartleaf bergenia, elephant-ears[1] or elephant's ears, is a plant species in the genus Bergenia. It is about 12 inches tall. The leaves are spoon-shaped. One cultivar is Bergenia crassifolia 'Autumn Red.'

B. crassifolia contains the polyphenols arbutin,[2] kaempferol 3-lathyroside, catechin 3-O-gallate,[3] tannins and the pectin bergenan.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ Natural Resources Containing Arbutin. Determination of Arbutin in the Leaves of Bergenia crassifolia (L.) Fritsch. acclimated in Romania. Carmen Pop, Laurian Vlase, Mircea Tamas, Not. Bot. Hort. Agrobot. Cluj 37 (1) 2009, 129-132
  3. ^ on metabolomics.jpBergenia
  4. ^ Structural study of bergenan, a pectin from Bergenia crassifolia. V. V. Golovchenko, O. A. Bushneva, R. G. Ovodova, A. S. Shashkov, A. O. Chizhov and Yu. S. Ovodov, Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry, Volume 33, Number 1, 47-56, doi:10.1134/S1068162007010050

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