John Miers, 1851
Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia,
East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
Mix - Rich
Greenish - Reddish Yellow
Hairless Tape Vine
Might be: Stephania rotunda, Lour. 1790.
Cocculus roxburghianus, DC. 1818.
Menispermum roxburghii, Spreng. 1825.
Cocculus finlaysonianus, Wall. 1831.
Cissampelos glabra, Roxb. 1832.
Clypea glabra, Wight & Arn. 1845.
Stephania hexandra, Mier, 1851.
Stephania roxburghiana, Miers, 1866.
Clypea rotunda, Steud.
dioecious member of the
was given this name by John Miers in 1851. It is found in China, India, Nepal,
Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand, growing in a well drained bur rich soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 35 centimetres in diameter,
30 kilos, the entire plant
to four metres in height. The flowers are greenish yellowish to reddish
I fail to figure why
the name is not Stephania rotunda, Lour. 1790.
The genera name after Stephan
Ladislaus Endlicher, 1804-1849, an Austrian botanist who formulated
a major system of plant classification. The species name referring to
its hairless appearance.