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Photo by Karlostachys.

Author: Hsien Shui Lo, 1978
Origin:  Yunnan; China
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  80 Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Menispermaceae family was given this name by Hsien Shui Lo in 1978. It is found in southern China, growing in a rich but well drained soil with quite some water water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres or more in diameter, the vines can reach for five meters or more. The flowers are reddish.

The genera name after Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher, 1804-1849, an Austrian botanist who formulated a major system of plant classification. The species name means 'on the earth', for its trailing habit.

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