This is the big male plant, 30-50 years old.
The caudex is 30 centimetres in
The female plant I got is smaller, but still flowers.
It seems like the female is more rough in the caudex,
know if it's general.
The Latin name referring to its sap, which is blood-red.
flowers starts, then follows the leaves.
to buy it in Hong Kong 2000. 10 gr.=1 UKú
This member of the Menispermaceae
was described by Curt Polycarp Joachim Spreng in 1827. It is found in Malaysia, where it grows in
rich soil with some water and not that much sun. The flowers are orange,
and it can also be reproduced by cutting.
Curt Polycarp J. Spreng, 1827
the invalid name: Stephania rotundifolia
In Hong Kong its known as a medicine-plant which can cure almost all
from a cold to cancer! Quiet expensive, 10 gr.=1 UKú. The biggest ones
was 60 cm in diameter, around 40 Kg! It didn't exactly fit in my
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 sap, which is blood-red.