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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Thladiantha palmatipartita
 

Photos from: Nature Products Network
 The leaves are NOT from T. p. (Stephania) ID pending*.

  
Author:  An Ming Lu & Charles Jeffrey 1914
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Yunnan, China
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1 meter
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Mountain Buffalo
Synonyms:  Yes...
   This is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, given this name by An Ming Lu and Charles Jeffrey  in 1914. It is from the mountains around Yunnan in northern China. Well-drained soil, quiet some water and from bright shadow to full sun. The flowers are yellow, and it is a dioecious plant. The caudex are among the largest; more than one meter in diameter, and the vines more than 6 meters.

*) If this is T. dubia, it will get red striped fruits, sized as a hen egg. First described by Bunge in 1833.

If it is T. calcarata, it was first described by Wall. in 1832 as Momordica calcarata. Then as T. calcarata by C.B.Clarke in 1876.

If it is T. cordifolia (Cogn. 1881), first described by Blume as Luffa cordifolia in 1826.

Then again, it could be T. sp., and still waiting for a description!

Bear in mind: It's a Cucurbitaceae and there names always a mess!