The plant by V.S. Volkotrub,
The leaves by V.S. Volkotrub,
The flower by Xinyq & Artemisia,
The fruit by Wang Yun, Zhiwutong.com.
Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1883
China, Japan, Korea,
Medium - Maximum
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Vincetoxicum wilfordii, Franch&Sav.1877.
Seutera wilfordii, Pobed. 1952.
This member of the
was given this name by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1883. It is found in China,
Japan, Korea, Russia and Tibet, growing in any soil with quite
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 3,5 - 5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 250 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.
The genera name comes
from Greek kynos; meaning 'dog' and anchein; 'to
choke'. The species name after Charles Wilford, ?-1893, a British
botanist working in Asia.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.