What is the role of species in the genus Grevillea in botanical dermatology?

Updated: Aug 23, 2019
  • Author: Glen H Crawford, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The genus Grevillea in the family Proteaceae includes some 250 plant species that contain pentadecylresorcinol. Grevillea species are common in Australia. The flower of the Hawaiian tree (Grevillea banksii) is a prominent cause of allergic contact dermatitis in Hawaii.


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