Ernest Baillon, 1934
China, Taiwan, Vietnam
Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
||Pink / Red
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'.