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  Cynanchum pulchellum (Wall.) Liede & Khanum
  Family Name : Asclepiadaceae

  Synonyms : Raphistemma pulchellum

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Yunnan (Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Sikkim, Thailand) and Southwest Guangxi
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A climber with stems growing up to 8 m and glabrous.
      Foliage: Leaf blades are dark green, ovate, measuring up to 20 m long and 15 cm wide, with base deeply cordate and apex acute-acuminate. Leaf blade has lateral veins of 6 to 7 pairs.
      Flowers: Flowers are yellowish white, tubular with 5 petals.
      Fruits: Seeds ovate-shaped.
      Habitat :
      Found in open forests and bush lands.
      Etymology :
      The genus Cynanchum means dog-strangler, in reference to the poisonous squinancy-wort for medicinal purpose.
      The specific epithet pulchellum means beautiful.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Caterpillar Food Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water

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