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Family: MENISPERMACEAE 

 Stephania venosa
 

This is the big male plant, 30-50 years old.
The caudex is 30 centimetres in diameter.  

  
Author:  Curt Polycarp Joachim Spreng 1827
Family:  Menispermaceae
Habitat:  Malaysia
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  8 meters
Flower:  Orange
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Often seen the invalid name: Stephania rotundifolia
Got it from:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Year:  2001
 

The female plant I got is smaller, but still flowers.
It seems like the female is more rough in the caudex,
don't know if it's general.

The Latin name refers to its sap, which is blood-red.

Male flower.

Female flower.

The flowers starts, then follows the leaves.

Where to buy it in Hong Kong. 10 gr.=1 UKú

The moon-seed.

   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. 

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 hand-luggage.

Male flowers.

Female flowers.

Clusters of fruits.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass SuperOrder Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes Magnoliophyta Magnoliophytina

Ranunculopsida

Ranunclidae

Ranunculanae

Menispermales Menispermaceae Stephania venosa