Discovery of mysterious plants in Sichuan


At about 11:00 p.m. on July 29, Zhao Li, curator of Huaxi Insect Museum, discovered the rare plant green pod leaf in Qingcheng Mountain, Sichuan Province. The green pod leaf is very special, the fruit bears on the leaf, also known as “leaf bead”.
Sichuan green pod leaf — the genus of the green pod leaf family, is a unique plant species in Western Sichuan. According to records, the leaves of Sichuan green pods grow under the forest at an altitude of 1900-2600 meters. The location of Zhao Li’s discovery is Qingcheng Mountain, about 1100 meters above sea level, which is also the lowest known altitude distribution of Sichuan green pod leaves.
Red Star News reporter through the photos taken by Zhao Li, in the green leaves, clearly visible vermilion fruit. “The plants of this genus are very special. The fruit is located in the middle of the midvein of the leaf surface, and the flower is also in the middle of the leaf vein Zhao Li introduced that the green pod leaf is mainly used as a kind of traditional Chinese medicine, and can be used as medicine in the whole plant. Its stem pith is called “xiaotongcao”, which is included in the Pharmacopoeia of the people’s Republic of China (2010 Edition). It has the effect of clearing away heat, detoxification, promoting blood circulation and detumescence.