Author: Jan Scholten
Botany: 2 genera, Gelsemium, Mostuea; 11 species; tropical; South America, Africa, Madagascar, Asia; climbers; stigmas divided; flowers heterostylous, yellow-white corollas, superior ovaries; leaves without stipules.
Gelsemium has in the past been incorporated in the Loganiaceae. The Apg3 classification has made it clear that it should be in its own family, in the order Gentianales.
In the Plant theory Gelsemiaceae is placed in Subphase 2.
Gelsemium is the best known remedy with the key symptom of stage fright. This shows their desire to be on stage and perform in an artistic or scientific project. They would like to achieve something special, something cultural, but they feel unsure and fear they will easily fail.
Fear: failure on stage.
Nervous: paralysis; trembling.