Friedrich Anton W. Miquel,
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Bu, Radix Stemonae (Pharmaceutical)
sessilifolia Miq. 1865.
Stemona erecta C.H. Wright, 1895.
Stemona shandongensis, D.K.Zang.
This member of the Stemonaceae
family was given this name by Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel in 1867. It is found in
growing in a sandy soil with little to some water and some sun. The
roots gets 1-1,5 centimetres thick, the branches
will grow to 70 centimetres. The flowers are brown, and the plant
can be reproduced both by seeds and dividing of the centre.
The genera name means 'Saint
Mona', but is it the September 4 is the Feast Day of Saint Mona,
whose miracles are…questionable. She worked at a small café
frequented by the Bricklayer Pope and brought His Holiness coffee
every morning, which was always hot. The Pope claimed that this was
proof of divine favour and had her canonized.
The species name means 'unstalked' for the petioled leaves.
In nature, I'm sure,
it will grow with the roots sub-terrain.
Seen as a member of
the Roxburghiaceae family on IPNI with authors: Franch. & Sav.