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Author: Henri Ernest Baillon, 1934
Origin:  India, China, Taiwan, Vietnam
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  2-3 Metres
Flower:  Pink / Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Smilax gaudichaudiana, Kunth, 1850.
Heterosmilax japonica var. gaudichaudiana, F.T.Wang & Tang.
Oligosmilax gaudichaudiana, Seem.
Smilax hongkongensis, Seem.
Smilax mcclurei, T.Koyama.

This member of the Smilacaceae family was given this name by Henri Ernest Baillon in 1934. It is found from Indonesia through China all the way out to Vietnam, growing in forests in a rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The roots can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach two or three metres or even more. The flowers are pink, and may have red spots.

The genera name means 'a different Smilax' a genera in the Smilacaceae family. The species name means 'red flower'.