Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Northern Australia
micrantha Decaisne, 1995.
Secamone lanceolata Blume, 1995.
Secamone elliptica subsp. siamica, Klack.
This member of
the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Robert Brown in
1810. It is found in China,
Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and
northern Australia. It
grows in a well drained soil with some water and some or
lots of sun. It will raise to five meters and get greenish
to yellow flowers. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds
The genera name
from squamouna, the Arabic name for one of the species. This
species name means 'elliptical', about twice as long as wide.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.