Pachystigma

Pachystigma

a genus of South African plants in the family Rubiaceae; the causative toxin is unidentified but causes myocardial problems resulting in congestive heart failure. The syndrome is called goosiekte. Includes P. latifolium, P. pygmaeum, P. thamnus. Called also Vangueira spp., goubos, gousiektebossie.