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Retama monosperma
Wed, 2022-Sep-14 00:59 UTC
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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Wednesday, 14 September 2022 is Retama monosperma.

Retama monosperma, the bridal broom or bridal veil broom, is a flowering bush species in the genus Retama, native to the western Mediterranean Basin (from Portugal, Morocco and Canary Islands to Italy and Egypt). Retama monosperma forms root nodules with Ensifer fredii. The larvae of the moths Phyllonorycter hesperiella and Phyllonorycter spartocytisi feed on R. monosperma.

The seeds contain cytisine, a toxic alkaloid. Fifteen other quinolizidine and three dipiperidine alkaloids can also be isolated from different parts of the plant. In particular, the presence of (+)-sparteine, α- and β-isosparteine, (+)-17-oxosparteine, (-)-lupanine, 5,6-dehydrolupanine, (-)-anagyrine, (-)-N-methylcytisine and (+)-ammodendrine can be detected.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:59 UTC on Wednesday, 14 September 2022.

For the full current version of the article, see Retama monosperma on Wikipedia.

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