Stephania venosa

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Stephania venosa


Slender climber up to c. 20 m, containing red sap. Leaves with glabrous petioles (3-)6-22 cm; Sepal and petals on one side of the flower;


Andaman Is present, Asia-Temperate: China South-Central (Yunnan present), Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Philippines (Philippines present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Langkawi Is present, Luzon present, Mt Kinabalu present, N. Borneo present, N. Malaya present, N. Sumatra present, Perlis present, S. China present, SW. Celebes present
Andaman Is., Thailand, Vietnam, S. China (Yunnan); in Malesia: N. Sumatra, N. Malaya (Perlis, Langkawi Is.), Java, N. Borneo (Mt Kinabalu), Philippines (Luzon), and SW. Celebes.


Some male specimens from Langkawi Is. have a fleshy scale on the inside of each petal which may indicate a distinct taxon.


FORMAN 1968 – In: Kew Bull.: 352
FORMAN 1956 – In: Kew Bull.: 58
Miq. 1911 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 67
MASAM. 1942: En. Phan. Born.: 276
Diels 1910 – In: Pfl. R.: 271
YAMA-MOTO 1944 – In: J. Soc. Trop. Agric.: 141
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 336
SCHEFF. 1873: p. 401. – In: Nat. Tijd. N. I.: t. 14
Miq. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 113
BACK. & BAKH.f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 160
Ridl. 1910 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 15
WALP. 1842 – In: Rep.: 96
BECC. 1877 – In: Malesia: 155