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genus of South African plants in the family Verbenaceae; contain the triterpene lantadene which causes liver damage and photosensitization. Includes L. javanica, L. pretoriensis, L. rehmanni (L. baziana), L. scaberrima, L. wilmsii.
a poisonous South African plant that contains icterogenin and rehmannic acid, both hepatotoxins that cause liver damage and a syndrome of depression, photosensitization and jaundice. Rehmannic acid is identical with lantadene A in Lantana camara.