Dichroa is a genus of 12 species of flowering plants in the family Hydrangeaceae, native to eastern and southeastern Asia. They are deciduous shrubs growing to 1-3 m tall, with their leaves arranged in opposite pairs. The flowers are produced in a broad inflorescence similar to that of the related genus Hydrangea. The fruit is a glossy metallic purple-blue berry.
Dichroa febrifuga (Chinese: 常山; pinyin: chángshān) is an important herb in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs.Selected species
- Dichroa daimingshanensis Y.C.Wu
- Dichroa febrifuga Lour.
- Dichroa hirsuta Gagnep.
- Dichroa mollissima Merrill
- Dichroa yaoshanensis Y.C.Wu
- Dichroa yunnanensis S.M.Hwang