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Photo by Mark Marathon.

Flowers by Hugh Nicholson.

Leaves by Mark Marathon.

Author: Robert Brown, 1810
Origin:  China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Northern Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  Greenish - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Corky Milk Vine
Synonyms:  Tylophora micrantha Decaisne, 1995.
Secamone lanceolata
Blume, 1995.
Secamone micrantha
Decne, 1995.
Secamone elliptica subsp. siamica, Klack.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Robert Brown in 1810. It is found in
China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and northern Australia. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some or lots of sun. It will raise to five meters and get greenish to yellow flowers. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name from squamouna, the Arabic name for one of the species. This species name means 'elliptical', about twice as long as wide.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.