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Author: 

Charles Henry Wright, 1895

Family: 

SMILACACEAE

Origin: 

China

Soil: 

Rich - Mix

Water: 

Medium - Maximum

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

5 Centimetres

Height: 

1-3 Metres

Flower: 

Yellowish Green

Propagate: 

Seeds/Root Cuttings

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Could be: Smilax sieboldii var. scobinicaulis, T. Koyama, 1960.
Smilax brevipes Warb. 1900.
Smilax microphylla var. nigrescens Warb. 1900.
Smilax cavaleriei H. LÚv. & Vaniot, 1905.
Smilax martinii H. LÚv. & Vaniot, 1905.
Smilax ocreata H. LÚv. & Vaniot, 1905.
Smilax scobinicaulis var. brevipes, Hand.-Mazz. 1936.

This dioecious member of the Smilacaceae family was given this name by Charles Henry Wright in 1895. It is found in China, growing in a well drained but rich soil with quite some water and some sun. The rhizomes can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to one or even three metres in height. The flowers are yellowish green.

The genera name is the classical name for Bindweed. The species name from Latin; scobiform; 'resembling sawdust or raspingsand caulis;  'stalk'.  The species name from the slender, bristle-like spines it is covered with.